According to WHDH, Secretary of State Bill Galvin has asked a state court to allow municipalities in the Fourth Congressional District to complete their counts of outstanding ballots. Apparently, not all cities and towns have counted all of the ballots that arrived before 8:00 last night, including Newton. And, there isn’t provision in state law to allow cities and states to continue counting past election day.
WHDH is reporting that clerks have been told to stop counting and to seal votes in the 4th Congressional District. An announcement is, apparently, coming this afternoon.
We will update this post as information becomes available.