The feds didn’t make Stat Smith do the perp walk. There were no handouts of him stuffing absentee ballots down his pants, let alone into mailboxes. Hey, it’s not as if he’s Chuck Turner or Dianne Wilkerson or anything.
Stephen “Stat” Smith is the state representative from Everett. Or at least he was until last Tuesday, when he tendered his resignation as part of a plea bargain with federal prosecutors after he got caught passing around absentee ballots the way other people in Everett hand out football cards. House Speaker Bob DeLeo has got to find someone to take Stat’s place on the Joint Committee on Election Laws.