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Ansonia referendum results

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Ansonia – Voters failed to reduce the number of wards and alderman in a close vote but decided to give more power to the mayor in hiring and firing and introducing budgets. Questions and results below. – Reduction of wards and aldermen. Yes: 2,118 No: 2,135  Does not pass -Reduction of Board of Apportionment and […] [Read More]
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McKinney: Foley damaged by attack ads

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My how the times change. Once bitter adversaries for the Republican nomination for governor, state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney admonished Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday for his TV attacks on GOP challenger Tom Foley. “He has brought our politics to a new low,” McKinney said. McKinney, who reached a peace accord with Foley the […] [Read More]
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Voters turned away from polls in New Haven

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People looking to register and vote the same day were turned away in New Haven. About 100 people were turned away when polls closed at 8 p.m, according to NBC Connecticut. Some voters were reportedly waiting line for up to two and a half hours. This is the second year that voters can do same-day […] [Read More]
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10 pivotal election issues that weren’t

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What issues are top of mind in voters’ minds as they cast ballots Tuesday? Anthony Corrado, professor of government at Colby College in Maine, says that while candidates and lawmakers from both parties are politicizing the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak and the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Corrado […] [Read More]
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The Society Room on Hartford’s Pratt Street awaits Malloy party

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It’s a small room, but the dance floor’s open under the Art Deco vaulted ceiling in The Society Room, and The Beatles “Abbey Road” is blasting away in its entirety as the Hartford polls have 12 more minutes, thanks to a judicial extension of voting hours after local voting officials today channeled their inner Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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Recipient of taxpayer funds, Foley opts for open bar

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Tom Foley’s supporters are being treated to a taxpayer-funded beer buzz. Or whatever their preferred libation is, even organic beer. The recipient of $6.5 million in public funds for the general election, the Foley campaign chose to do an open bar at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich for the first 90 minutes of its election night […] [Read More]
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Candidates for Governor on Election Night

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Follow this post as we give updates from both candidates, GOP challenger Tom Foley and incumbent and Democrat Dannel P. Malloy, at their election night headquarters. Update 12:30 a.m. “We are going to win this thing,” said Malloy Wednesday morning to a cheering crowd of supporters at the Society Room in Hartford.   Update 12:25 a.m. Democratic state chair Jonathan Harris […] [Read More]
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Merrill files complaint over Hartford poll problems

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HARTFORD – Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission over problems at two Hartford polling places during Tuesday’s voting. The locations did not have voter registration lists and had to turn away  voters. A judge has ruled the polling places can stay open an extra half […] [Read More]
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Secretary of the State will file complaint against Hartford voter registrar

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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill claims that “gross misconduct” led to the lack of registration books this morning at Hartford polling places. Here is the complaint she just sent to the State Elections Enforcement Commission: “I am writing to inform you of our intention to file a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission […] [Read More]
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Select Hartford polling stations to remain open until 8:30 pm

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Hartford – Several polling stations will remain open for an extra 30 minutes following an early morning mix up at the sites. Two polling stations will remain open until 8:30 p.m. after early morning glitches that left some voters stranded. The decision announced by a Superior court judge was heard as it was broadcast on several […] [Read More]
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