Coakley carries Everett, but Brown takes it away

Attorney General Martha Coakley won the senate battle in Everett but lost the overall war she needed in order to be victorious across the state.

Senator-elect Scott Brown showed strength everywhere and ended up the senator elect following balloting last Tuesday.

It was the election victory heard of around the world. Its reverberations have been felt from coast to coast. Democrats remain shocked. Republicans remain ebullient believing this is the first big step in a national comeback.

Whether or not this happens remains to be seen.

This, we know: Everett voted Democratic for Coakley.

Coakley scored 4245 votes to Brown’s 3798.

Libertarian candidate Joseph Kennedy got 123 votes.

There were two blanks and 9 write-ins.

A total of 18,500 potential registered voters could have come out.

Indications three weeks ago were that voter turnout would be slim to nothing in comparison to other elections.

When all was said and done, Everett turnout was high – higher even than neighboring Chelsea.

Turnout here was 45 percent.

A total of 8177 votes were cast.

Chief Election Clerk and Registrar of Voters Michael Matarazzo reported no glitches in the citywide election.

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