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The ballad of the disenfranchised voter, part two

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After my rather unfortunate stab at voting this morning, I returned to Blackham School, armed with the knowledge that, despite what I had been told that morning, I am indeed registered to vote and need only fill out a change of address affidavit. When I got to the school, it was, if anything, even more […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stickerless voting in Stamford

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Today was a big day for me. It marked the first time I voted for a presidential candidate in an actual booth at an actual polling place. And I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. I turned 18 in 2004, and voted in my first presidential election my freshman year of college. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport voters given wrong information

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BRIDGEPORT — Luis Andino flew in from Puerto Rico Monday to help convince voters at Cesar Batalla School to vote for his friend Andres Ayala Jr. He knew it would be a long day of passing out fliers and saying the state senate candidate’s name over and over. He didn’t know he would spend three […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Large turnout in Monroe

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By MariAn Gail Brown Monroe is on target, election moderators, say to surpass its 2008 presidential turnout. In that race, 84 percent of Monroe’s eligible voters (11,106) cast ballots. “There are definitely more people — and more people early,”  Peggy Villanueva, head moderator at Monroe’s Masuk High School, said. “I think we are on target […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Signs of the day…

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BRIDGEPORT- If you voted in Bridgeport, no doubt you passed by bright yellow vote “Yes” signs. They were as plentiful, it seemed as Linda McMahon signs, at all city polling places. The signs refered to an effort to get city residents to vote yes on a charter revision question which would convert the city’s elected […] [Read More]
Categories: General

What if Nate Silver is wrong? (VIDEO)

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By now, most liberals have checked polling analyst Nate Silver’s blog at least twice Tuesday: It says President Obama’s chance of winning re-election is 90.1 percent. Whaaaaaaa? We know Nate is merely assigning a numerical expression on his freshly crunched numbers, but the political cynic in us says, c’mon. Ninety-one percent? That’s only slightly worse [...] [Read More]
Categories: Polls

No lines in Stratford

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Voting at the Baldwin Center in Stratford this afternoon was painless. I was curious to see if there would be lines like there are some of the other polling places throughout the area. I must admit, I was glad to find only one person ahead of me when I entered the polling area and presented […] [Read More]

Are you voting on the left or the right?

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BRIDGEPORT — A sign on the entrance to the JFK Campus poll clearly states that those residents of streets beginning with the letter A-N should stand on the left and streets O-Z should stand on the right. So boy was I confused when I walked in to the school and found one pretty long line. […] [Read More]
Categories: General