The party maintains that Fisher fell just short of becoming eligible for the ballot by winning the backing of 15 percent of delegates at the party’s state convention. Charlie Baker, the state’s 2010 gubernatorial candidate, won the party’s endorsement.
Fisher had sued, claiming that the party violated its own rules by including blank ballots in the tally and that it added 54 additional blanks to the total after the roll call on the convention floor.
In a court filing Wednesday, party leaders denied wrongdoing but said in “the best interests of the public, as well as the Republican Party,” they would no longer contest Fisher’s certification in exchange for additional legal proceedings to be delayed until after the election.
“The litigation has become a distraction to the Republican Party and a drain on its resources, which should be used for the election of its candidates,” argued party leaders, including MassGOP chairwoman Kirsten Hughes "
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