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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

Meet Troy

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  BRIDGEPORT — Wearing bright yellow t-shirts, and carrying bright yellow signs that carried the simple message: “Vote Yes,” those in favor of turning school board selection over to the mayor were out in force at most polling places in the city Tuesday. Those opposed to the effort had more modest signs, and at Batalla School, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

‘Record pace’ in Newtown, long lines elsewhere in Danbury area

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With about 1,400 votes cast in four hours Tuesday at District 2 in Newtown, one election official described the scene at Reed Intermediate School as a “record pace.” By comparison, there were 4,980 votes cast — for all of Newtown — in the July 12 budget referendum. Similar scenes of heavy voter turnout have been […] [Read More]
Categories: General