Judge to hear Stratford wrong ballot case after Thanksgiving

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A judge will wait until after Thanksgiving to hear a case filed after the wrong ballots were issued in a Stratford House district election.

Judge Barbara Bellis says she will decide on Monday, Nov. 26, whether to order a new election.

MORE: State House seat votes questioned in Stratford 120th District recount

The election between Democrat Phil Young and Republican Jim Feehan was called in favor of Young by just 13 votes.

However, Feehan filed a lawsuit after learning a packet of ballots for 122nd Assembly District was mistakenly used in the 120th Assembly District at a polling place.

Lawyers for Young argue the judge has no authority to order a new election.

They say the Connecticut State Constitution only lets the legislature call a new election, and they don’t meet until January.  

Lawyers for Feehan believe the law does allow for a judge to step in.

Judge Bellis asked both sides to return Monday when she plans to make a ruling. 

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