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Everett legislator, charged with voter fraud, vacates seat

An Everett state representative who reportedly agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of voter fraud has officially vacated his seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith, a Democrat first elected in 2006, submitted a letter Monday to Secretary of State William F. Galvin, saying that he was vacating his seat, effective Jan. 1.

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