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Danbury turn out trails 2008, so far

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While voting officials have reported a heavy turnout throughout Danbury this morning, the numbers continue to trail the turn out from the historic 2008 presidential election. Mary Ann Doran, the Republican Registrar of Voters, said about 42 percent, or 14,887 voters turned out in the city as of 2 p.m., that trails 2008 when about […] [Read More]
Categories: General

McMahon hedges

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GREENWICH — Moments after casting her ballot at North Street School, Republican Senate contender Linda McMahon was asked today whether T-shirts declaring “I support Obama & McMahon” send a mix message to the party that nominated her. McMahon’s field staff are sporting the T-shirts in urban centers that are traditional Democratic strongholds. They are strikingly […] [Read More]
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More than bake sales

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The news may have turned to Election Day, but at schools in coastal Greenwich, hit hard with flooding and fire, people haven’t forgotten about Hurricane Sandy. The Riverside School PTA is collecting donations of blankets, toiletries and other items to distribute to those who lost their homes in New York. Pictured is a donation site […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, Sandy

Thousands report voting problems

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Long lines weren’t the only problems voters are facing across the country Tuesday. Particularly in battleground states, reports of voting problems were flooding into vote-protection groups. The Election Protection Coalition, comprised of more than 100 local organizations dedicated to protecting the right to vote, reported more than 70,000 complaint calls by 5 p.m. Eastern time. [...] [Read More]

Chicago heat: Obama’s big backers in “boiler room” still cranking out the calls

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Chicago, Ill. — In Barack Obama’s campaign “boiler room” at the Fairmont Hotel here — where the president is staying until tonight’s big event– his National Finance Committee is hard at work until the polls close. Wade Randlett, the San Francisco-based founder of Bay Area Democrats, is one of the about 200 activist fundraisers who’s [...] [Read More]

‘That’s not a coloring book’

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I look forward each Election Day morning to strolling to Stamford High School to vote with my wife, and walking out with our “I Voted Today” stickers and a sense of fulfilling our civic duty. Then we get pancakes. This year we brought our 1-year-old son to introduce him to the voting booth. The removal […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Not-so-secret ballot: McMahon votes

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McMahon antics not playing out in Danbury

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Danbury Democratic Town Committee chairman Joseph DaSilva Jr. said some of the “games McMahon is clearly playing in other urban areas” have not as yet been evident in the state’s seventh largest city. DaSilva said there have been several reports of McMahon supporters wearing purple shirts similar to those worn by members of the Service […] [Read More]
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