Medford – Rep. Carl Sciortino, D-Medford, announced today that he has filed suit in Suffolk County Superior Court seeking ballot access certification by the Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin.
Official records show that Sciortino had a total of 186 signatures certified by Medford and Somerville in advance of the April 29 deadline. This is 36 in excess of the 150 needed to qualify for the ballot.
So here's what I don't understand: If official records show that he's got the signatures, why does he need to go to court to get on the ballot? How bad is this?