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Gov. Patrick Certifies Brown Election

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U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., center, appears with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick after a private meeting at the State House on Thursday. (Gretchen Ertl/AP)
U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., center, appears with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick after a private meeting at the State House on Thursday. (Gretchen Ertl/AP)

Gov. Deval Patrick signed off on the final results of the state's U.S. Senate special general election Thursday morning, clearing the way for Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown to be sworn-in Thursday afternoon in Washington.

The paperwork was expedited after Brown's lawyer demanded to have it in hand by 11 a.m. Thursday morning.

Brown was initially going to be sworn-in next week, on Feb. 11, but he moved up the date because he says he wants to participate in a series of upcoming Senate votes.

On Thursday, Brown also officially resigned from the Massachusetts Senate, as his staff delivered resignation letters to the Senate's clerk and President Therese Murray.

This program aired on February 4, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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