Gee, could that really happen? One third of votes that City Council candidates Lydia Martinez and Manny Ayala received on Tuesday’s Democratic primary came as a result of absentee ballots.
That doesn’t happen in Bridgeport, does it?
It has me thinking, and that’s never a good thing, about an autumn day in 1991 when a young Joe Ganim, Democratic candidate for mayor, expressed concern about political operatives for Republican Mayor Mary Moran running up an absentee ballot count.
“I’m worried about them cheating,” Ganim told a wise old political hand who had a quick reply.
“Don’t worry, Joe, all the cheaters are working for you.”
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