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Voters allegedly turned away from Danbury poll

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At least two people were allegedly turned away from the polling site at the War Memorial in Danbury Tuesday, according to  Ingrid Alvarez-DiMarzo, director of the Danbury Hispanic Center, after asking for help in Spanish. Alvarez-DiMarzo said two people had complained that after checking in and receiving t heir ballots, they asked an election official […] [Read More]
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Memory of elections past

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Newtown resident Fred Kampmier III has been a political watchdog dating back to when he helped his father, a steadfast Republican in New Jersey, during an election back in 1936. “Elections were very important to my family,” Kampmier said. But Kampmier said this election season has left him disgusted. “It’s a mess,” Kampmier said of the […] [Read More]
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CA AG Kamala Harris, witness to Ohio early voting lines, stunned by “incredible” Dem resolve

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Chicago, Ill – After a whirlwind of campaigning from churches to voter lines that took her all over key swing states, California Attorney General Kamala Harris – one of the country’s rising star Democrats — is back in the Windy City and preparing for tonight’s big gathering with her old friend, Barack Obama. Harris was [...] [Read More]

Candidates last effort

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The 106th District race has no incumbent this year, so Newtown Democrat Lisa Romano and Newtown Republican Mitch Bolinsky were hitting the polls on Tuesday trying to get the last bit of support they could muster. And both candidates seeemed to be positive about the support they had garnered. Bolinsky’s campaign manager Joe Girgasky said […] [Read More]
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Cookies and citizenry a nice match

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Four Newtown High School freshman Girl Scouts opted to show their citizenship by showing up at the polls with boxes of cookies to sell  _ nothing like a sweet treat to reward a good citizen. And you couldn’t miss them. Emma D’Adola donned a cookie costume, one she has worn for 10 years.  She and her […] [Read More]
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State: Robust turnout across Connecticut, isolated glitches

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While the Secretary of the State doesn’t keep hourly turnout figures the way many cities and towns do, a spokesman for the office is projecting that 75 to 80 percent of Connecticut’s 2,000,000 voters will cast ballots by the time the polls close at 8 p.m. Av Harris says that total is in the ballpark […] [Read More]
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Voting a proud tradition

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After voting at Reed Intermediate School in Newtown, Patricia Krasnickas said she takes seriously the Constitutional right to vote for one’s leaders, be it national, state or local. A senior who cast her first vote back when the election age was 21, Krasnickas said she doesn’t miss an election because participating in the citizen selection […] [Read More]
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Family example prompts young voter

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Steven Marcinka, 21, arrived to the Brookfield High School voting polls with his mother, Barbara, to cast his first presidential ballot. Marcinka admits he didn’t take much of an interest at the start of the campaign season, but as the election drew closer, and he heard more of the news and flood of election advertisements, […] [Read More]
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