A Scott Brown victory would threaten health reform but Mass. Secretary of State William Galvin may delay certification

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BOSTON – Voter disenchantment in liberal Massachusetts with President Barack Obama’s policies has turned a Senate election into a nail-biter that could imperil U.S. healthcare reform. Raising the stakes for Democrats, Brown has vowed to vote against the health care bill should he pull off an upset win.

To forestall that possibility of a republican victory, Secretary of State William Galvin, Massachusetts’ top election official, said on Wednesday certifying the election results could take weeks. Until the winner is certified and seated, interim Sen. Paul Kirk, a Democrat, would remain in the Senate and has said he would vote for the health care bill.

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