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Day 2 at the recount

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Counting has resumed at the City Hall Annex Tuesday morning. We have a fewer volunteers than we did on day 1. As a result, we are only able to have 2 groups of counters. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, we have results from 4 of the precincts completed, which leaves 21 precincts plus the absentee […] [Read More]
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Recount underway

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By Tim Loh, Staff Writer The Bridgeport recount is now one hour underway, but we’re still waiting on the first results. First up: the City Hall voting district, 130-4. According to the moderator’s report, there were 278 votes cast at City Hall out of 892 eligible voters. The portion of that report that we’ve been […] [Read More]
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Second group of volunteers opening ballots

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The second group of volunteers is now counting a batch of ballots. [Read More]
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Preparing to recount the ballots

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The ballots are being brought in to the counting area and the moderator is explaining to the volunteers the process that will be used to recount the Bridgeport ballots from the November election. [Read More]
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Twitter lessons from Chris Dodd

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Do you follow U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd on Twitter? If so, you may have been surprised by a tweet sent from his account Thursday morning. U love torturing me w this sh*tless than a minute ago via txtSenator Chris DoddSenChrisDodd As noted by NBC Connecticut, nearly 13,000 followers were treated to the account’s first tweet […] [Read More]
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Malloy to appear on Face the State

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Check out Hearst Media Group investigative reporter Brian Lockhart’s preview to Malloy’s appearance on Face the State Sunday. Lockhart was among three invitees asked to interview the governor-elect, and he includes a few nuggets on his blog, Political Capitol, in advance of the airing, including this proclamation on the size of state government: “I think […] [Read More]
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Malloy totals still fluctuating. His margin of victory is now 6,805

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The vote totals keep changing as the smoke clears over town and city halls throughout the state. Governor-elect Dannel Malloy is now up to 567,678 and Republican Tom Foley has 560,873, according to new figures posted on the Secretary of the State’s website. That’s a 6,805 plurality. which is more than three times the 2,000-vote […] [Read More]
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Linda breaks her silence: What’s $50 mil?

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Linda McMahon emerged from her witness protection-like vanishing act Monday to give Hearst Connecticut Newspapers one of her first interviews since losing to Democrat Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut’s bitter Senate contest. A one-woman stimulus package for political consulting, direct mail and television advertising industries, McMahon said she she no second thoughts about spending $50 million […] [Read More]
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Down for the count, err recount: Republicans fault election law

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Much to the chagrin of Republicans, who are licking their wounds after Tom Foley’s concession to Dan Malloy in the governor’s race today, Connecticut’s election law only provides for an automatic recount if the margin of victory is less than one half of 1 percent of the total votes cast or 2,000 votes — whichever […] [Read More]
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Boughton wishes Malloy well

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, reached by cell phone this afternoon in Hartford, said he is fine with returning to Danbury as mayor as his running mate announced that the Republican team would not be filing a court challenge to the election outcome. In fact, Boughton said, he intends to run for another term as mayor […] [Read More]
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