Supreme Ct. rules Bridgeport election can go forward

(AP) - The state attorney general says a ruling by the state Supreme Court has allowed Bridgeport's mayoralelection to be held Tuesday, despite a candidate's claims of votingirregularities in the Democratic primary.

Bridgeport state Rep. Christopher Caruso requested the delayafter losing the Democratic mayoral primary to state Sen. BillFinch in September.

Caruso contends voting irregularities tainted that election,which he lost by 270 of 9,000 votes. A lower court judge dismissedCaruso's claims last month.

A lawyer for the city said postponing Tuesday's mayoral electionwould lead to chaos.

But Caruso's attorney said there were numerous irregularitiesthat needed to be reviewed, including claims that there weren'tenough poll workers and that more people voted than had signed inat one polling place.

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