Correggio Will Challenge Morabito’s Win in Recount

The battle is not over in the Council at-large race more than one week after the results were officially posted and the victory parties have long-since died out.

At issue will be a recount of the vote concerning the razor-thin, 10-vote difference between Councillor-elect Steven Morabito and defeated incumbent Councillor John Correggio.

After having been appointed to the Council last November following the passing of the late Councillor George V. Colella, Correggio was not able to pull out a victory on Election Day. Nevertheless, he has confirmed with the Journal that he has an attorney and will be filing for a recount.

He said he’s pretty confident he can get the margin reversed in his favor.

“I’ve have hired the best attorney in Boston and I’m going to contest it,” he said after Monday night’s Council meeting. “I could file as early as Wednesday. I figure I should try because it’s just 10 votes. I think I can get it overturned and win.”

Election Commissioner Diane Colella confirmed that Correggio had taken out papers in order to contest it and was gathering signatures. She said he has until Friday, November 18 to turn in that paperwork.

Meanwhile, Councillor-elect Steven Morabito has put his celebration on hold for awhile. He said he has been in contact with the Secretary of State and he is trying to find an attorney to represent his interests.

“I am looking for an attorney, but it is difficult because it’s a very specialized area of the law,” he said.

Any potential recount could occur as early as next week.

5 comments for “Correggio Will Challenge Morabito’s Win in Recount

  1. Shaun
    November 21, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Good luck to Mr. Morabito!  Three new faces on the city council is a step in the right direction for Revere politics.

  2. Kandou Erik
    November 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I have to admit I don’t know who either of these people are – so maybe that’s good, because it means I’m not biased against either of them. If the person with the 10-more votes won — then they should be the winner. I don’t appreciate it when politicians challenge the legality of what the voters choose.

  3. Nunyabiz
    November 23, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I have to agree, the threats with the “best attorney in Boston” is exactly what Revere doesnt need. Good Luck Morabito.

  4. November 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    If the legal challenge doesn’t work, will Correggio simply threaten him with a thick Revere accent and bad grammar and then ultimately resort to physical violence  (this wouldn’t be without precedence, ya know)!   

    Shame on the inbred, classless plurality of voters in Revere who actually gave this buffoon enough votes that a challenge is feasible.

  5. Tom
    November 29, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I would love to know who Councilor Corregio voted for in the 2000 Presidential Election.  Does anyone seriously doubt that the answer is Al Gore?  Did he attend the Al Gore school of Fighting Election Results?  Just as Gore lost Florida, Corregio needs to do the honorable thing and concede defeat, then try again in 2 years.  What doesn’t he understand- he lost this time, and back in 2009.   I am one of those 10 voters who voted for Morabito and not Corregio this time around. Time for change on the council with new younger people- I’m sick of the same old farts always winning year after year.(And I’m an old fart myself!)

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