Judge upholds Bridgeport mayoral primary results

A judge decided to uphold the results of the Sept. 11 Bridgeport mayoral primary Wednesday, despite State Rep. Chris Caruso?s legal challenge.

Caruso lost the primary to State Sen. Bill Finch (D-Bridgeport) by 270 out of 9,000 votes. He formally challenged the results claiming 15 election violations had occurred.

Superior Court Judge John Blawie wrote in the decision that ?it would be an act of judicial overreaching? to throw away or change the results of the elections. He also wrote such a decision would ?harm the public interest.?

Caruso?s camp said he had not read the whole decision, but plans to appeal to the state Supreme Court. Caruso is hoping to get an expedited ruling so the matter can be settled before the Nov. 6 election.

AP wire reports contributed to this article.

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