Galvin has already telegraphed this move by citing state law which allows city and town clerks to wait 10 days for those absentee ballots to arrive. Assuming he does not "lose" them in the process. Then, once tabulated, the city and town clerks have 5 days more before they have to file the returns with Galvin's office.
Gee, if memory serves, Galvin bypassed this time-consuming waiting process so Democrat Niki Tsongas could occupy a U.S. House of Representatives seat after a special election. See how neat all of this is?
How nice to have one-party rule, the Boston Globe in your back pocket, and no accountability. The Chicago-Obama Democratic machine must be bursting with pride at a Massachusetts Democratic operation that clearly has the skill sets necessary to deprive the voters of an honest and unpoliticized outcome.
The people of Massachusetts deserve much better. If they don't want their state to be compared negatively with the famously corrupt Chicago machine, they have to speak up. It's all on them at the moment.
We will see who really cares on January 19.