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

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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