New complaints released by state concerning the Bridgeport mayoral election

Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas says problems included one person reported getting an absentee ballot they did not request.

Emily Knapton, John Craven and Rose Shannon

Mar 15, 2024, 4:13 PM

Updated 34 days ago

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Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas released new information Friday about complaints filed during the Bridgeport mayoral election redo.
Thomas says problems included one person reportedly getting an absentee ballot they did not request.
Thomas said another person said someone had him sign unknown paperwork and then took his ballot.
There was also a report of a person offering cash for completed ballots and of suspicious activities at drop boxes found during a review of surveillance camera.
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would let the state takeover local elections.
Gov. Ned Lamont says he supports that idea.
" I think we ought to take a look at it. You know, this has gone on too long. I was a little surprised to see the person who was accused of ballot fraud just re-elected as vice chairman of the party there," says Lamont.
A public hearing on the election takeover bill will be held on Monday.


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