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Election 2014: Live updates as voters head to the polls

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Nancy DiNardo, chairwoman of the Connecticut Democrats. File photo.

State Democratic boss: Foley trying to suppress turnout in Hartford

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The head of Connecticut’s Democratic machine leveled claims of voter disenfranchisement against her GOP counterpart and Republican gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley just hours before the polls were scheduled to close Tuesday. Nancy DiNardo, the state party chairwoman, was responding to comments by GOP boss Jerry Labriola Jr. inferring that the Democrats were up to mischief […] [Read More]
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State GOP mobilizes army of lawyers to combat ‘mischief’ at the polls

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Their fates were supposed to be in the hands of the voters. Well, now you might put an asterisk next that observation, as it seems the outcome of Connecticut’s poisonous race for governor could be influenced by lawyers for both Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley. State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. […] [Read More]
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Hartford Mayor responds to polling issues

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HARTFORD  - Mayor Pedro E. Segarra released a statement Tuesday on the issues that delayed some early morning voters in the Hartford area.  “What happened this morning is inexcusable. While today is about providing everyone the opportunity to cast his or her vote, in the coming days we will be reviewing exactly what happened. Those who […] [Read More]
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Downtown Shelton turnout okay

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At Shelton Intermediate School, moderators said turnout today is steady. As of 2 pm, 1,442 of 5,449 registered 4th Congressional District voters had cast ballots, according to Moderator Mike Weber. On the other side of the gym wall, Moderator Judy Harvey said that 283 of 1,206 voters in the smaller 3rd Congressional District had cast […] [Read More]
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Foley moves to block extended voting for all of Hartford

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FAIRFIELD — Republican Tom Foley says Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is trying to pull another fast one by petitioning a state Superior Court judge to keep the polls open for an additional 30 minutes in Hartford because of early voting glitches. “There’s plenty of time for people to go back and vote if they didn’t […] [Read More]
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WNPR radio host wins Election Day coup: POTUS at 1ish

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WNPR talk show host Colin McEnroe hosted President Obama after the 1 p.m. news this afternoon. The president, in a phone interview, spoke about the polling delay in Hartford this morning calling it a frustration. He urged residents not to let it deter them from voting. “Obviously I am a strong supporter of Gov. Malloy,” […] [Read More]
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Election watchdog barks at Hartford

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Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Common Cause in Connecticut, says that turnout is heavier than expected around the state and that there are lines in various communities. “There are people turning out to vote and that’s a good thing,” she said, stressing that voting irregularities seem confined to Hartford, where lists of voters in some […] [Read More]
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