Democrat Malloy is CT's Next Gov, Sec of State Says

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz said Wednesday at noon that Democrat Dannel Malloy had won the governor's race by a margin of 3,103 votes.

Bysiewicz said her office believes only 500 of those votes are included in the provisional ballots cast between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at certain Bridgeport polling places, under a special order by a judge. Bysiewicz said a ruling to discard those ballots would not narrow Malloy's margin enough to trigger a recount. Cities put Malloy over the top. Bysiewicz said the totals, not yet certified by her office, for New Haven were Malloy: 21,108 and Foley 3,500. In Bridgeport, the vote was 19,148 for Malloy and 6,502 for Foley. 

Later, on WNPR's Colin McEnroe Show, Republican Tom Foley challenged Bysiewicz about the propriety of releasing unofficial results. Foley said his own count showed him with a slight lead, slim enough to warrant a recount. 

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Michael Germaine from Middletown, CT

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Sincerely, Michael Germaine

Jan. 08 2011 04:31 PM

So now we are stuck the a Liar for Governor. What makes you think the Secretary of State could get the count right when they couldn't get the right number of ballots at the polling stations. Having a liar for a Governor goes right along with have 2007's worse Attny General as Senator. I don't know about you, but my electric bill never went down thanks to Mr. B.
Foley was ahead of Malloy the whole evening until the scorned secretary of state got involved. Appears she didn't get her way with running for AG, so she was going to make sure her party got the governor they wanted.
I've voted EVERY year and have been proud to do so, but after this farce of and election in this state, I don't think I'll ever vote here again. Because in the state of CT your vote doesn't count, they make the results come out however they want.

Nov. 04 2010 01:59 PM

Joe, the AP 8k lead only includes 9 thousand votes for New Haven. This article shows that there were actually around 25k votes for New Haven. If you correct for that, Malloy has a 3k lead even with AP's numbers.

Nov. 04 2010 01:38 AM

Make sure you keep clicking "Read More" until you get to the 3rd linked page where the "full article" states:

"And with 99 percent of the precincts counted, The Associated Press had Foley with an 8,000-vote lead Wednesday night."

Nov. 04 2010 01:35 AM

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