Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bridgeport Vote Appears To Give Governor's Race To Malloy (Dems Sweep CT) ^ | 11/5/2010 | CHRISTOPHER KEATING, CHRISTINE DEMPSEY and JON LENDER

Posted on 11/05/2010 5:28:58 AM PDT by raybbr

Democrat Dannel Malloy appears to have gained enough votes in Bridgeport to win the race for governor.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced the totals at a press conference around 6:20 a.m., after elections workers there tallied votes through the night.

The Bridgeport vote went for Malloy, with 17,800 votes to Republican Tom Foley's 4,075 votes. That margin of 13,725 appears to be enough to overcome the 8,409-vote lead that Foley held before the Bridgeport votes were counted. If the numbers hold up, Malloy will have won the race by a margin of 5,316.

The total does not include fewer than 100 votes that were cast after the polls closed at 8 p.m., Finch said. [Sample Our Free Breaking News Alert And 3 P.M. News Newsletters]

"[Those votes] are not going to be of consequence. We didn't see any purpose in trying to include those votes," Finch said.

Finch stressed that despite the problems in Bridgeport, every vote has been counted.

"I can assure you that every vote in Bridgeport was counted, and counted accurately," he said. "There are no hanging chads here. Every vote was counted, period."

As for local election officials' decision to print only 21,000 ballots when the city has 69,000 registered voters, he acknowledged that Bridgeport has its financial problems.

But "I would never, ever scrimp by not making enough ballots," he said.

Finch later elaborated when he talked to Fox CT reporter Anthony DiLorenzo, saying money problems weren't the reason for the mistake.

"How much does it cost to print a ballot?" he asked. "We're in financial strife, no doubt, but we're not going to scrimp on people's right to vote."

Finch said he will make sure no more elections in Bridgeport are clouded by controversy.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; ct2010
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-35 last
To: raybbr

Voter fraud big time.I’m sick of having my vote thrown away because of this democrat voter fraud.

This needs to be investigated by the Justice Department Now.

The only way dem’s win elections is by cheating like hell..

21 posted on 11/05/2010 6:36:29 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raybbr

Does anybody know how often these “found ballots”, etc. result in Republican wins in close races? Does it EVER happen? It is like “tie goes to the runner and the runner is the Democrat”.

22 posted on 11/05/2010 6:40:23 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed, what have you just done?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: madmominct

“Bastards all” puts it perfectly. The RNC is staffed at the top by reigning members of the Good Old Boys Club. Lower down, three types prevail: (1) sons, daughters, nephews, and nieces of the powerful pols and rich contributors, (2) the friends of powerful pols and rich contributors, and (3) girls brought aboard to service all of the above (eg, Mary Madalin (or however you spell her name) was a low-level groupie for Lee Atwater — when he died, she suddenly became a political expert).

The stables need to be swept clean.

23 posted on 11/05/2010 7:00:26 AM PDT by hampdenkid
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: taildragger

Thanks. To expand on my other two posts in this thread, I think that cities like SF, LA, typically rely on the state of CA for support and states like RI, Del, CT, etc, rely on the fed for support. While this is reasonable (RI does not have the size of natural resources to be self sufficient), I think what happens is that reliance is taken advantage of and abused. Maybe wreckless abandon is a much better word. The reliance of others becomes a right or demand rather than viewed with gratitude.

But what is happening now is states like CA, NY, MA and now CT are now doing the same thing. Other states in the union are seeing this and are getting pi$$ed off about it. Example, Prop 8 in CA. That was passed in 2008. However, activist judges have overruled it and did so unconstitutionally. These types of shenanigans may have a DIRECT IMPACT in Indiana (where I live) and all of the other states. Why should we put up with this CR@P from CA? Why should we “have to” bailout states like CA, IL, NY when they have refused to be responsible and accountible with their finances for YEARS?

Presently, the mismanagment of the blue states have been a short term benefit to the red states. In Indiana, we are getting alot of businesses moving here that were originally from blue states. However, the time is approaching when accountibility is going to be demanded by the majority of the states in the union to the minority of states that have deliberately neglected it.

24 posted on 11/05/2010 7:04:47 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Anima Mundi

Yes...I’ve never ever once heard of a bag of Republican votes being discovered. Apparently the dislocations in the time-warp continuum only allow bags of Democrat votes to pop up. Sorta like the Rose Firm billing records that one day popped up in the White House bedroom of Bill and Hill.

25 posted on 11/05/2010 7:09:46 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: TMA62

CW2 is coming.
I think it’s already here. Could 2 sides be more divided? I don’t see how we can peacefully co-exit much longer. It’s getting nastier each year. Sooner or later it will reach a breaking point and something will trigger it.

26 posted on 11/05/2010 7:16:34 AM PDT by mojitojoe (Adios Crist, Grayson, no gavel Pelosi, Odumbo, YOU'RE NEXT!!!!! WAY TO GO RUBIO!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: raybbr

From other reports, it sounds like the reason they ran out of ballots is that they were handing multiple ballots to democrats to vote with.

I want to know what the total votes cast were, compared to the number of voters who are signed in at the polls.

Of course, what I really want is for them to list all the voters who voted publicly, to see if there are names checked off who did not actually show up.

27 posted on 11/05/2010 7:37:57 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: madmominct

Same here. CT’s a beautiful state. Too bad I cannot stand many of the people. I have really had it. Going to move in the next two years.

28 posted on 11/05/2010 7:55:01 AM PDT by LongsforReagan (Liberals believe global warming is the greatest threat and that 9-11 was an inside job. Enough said.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: hampdenkid

You completely nailed it.

29 posted on 11/05/2010 8:06:17 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: hampdenkid

“The stables need to be swept clean.”

Amen...but how? I think Rove has managed to discredit himself...we’ve got to get these useless people out of there. Stop giving money to the RNC for one thing!

30 posted on 11/05/2010 8:45:47 AM PDT by madmominct
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: TMA62

I am starting to think that Texans need to call for secession.
I really don’t think there is much time left for freedom.

31 posted on 11/05/2010 8:58:30 AM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: CharlesWayneCT
According to what is in the article the total comes up to around 21,000 which is the number of ballots they had originally. They needed more ballots so that number kind of adds up.

The cities in CT are full of welfare, union and govt. dependent voters. I am not at all surprised by the vote count. It may be a little skewed but Foley was ahead by 8000. With the totals reported in Bridgeport that leaves Malloy with a 7000 vote cushion. Proving that all of those votes were invalid will be impossible.

CT will be a dead duck in two years under the dem reign in the state legislature. My only hope is that I can convince my wife we need to leave before the house is worthless.

32 posted on 11/05/2010 9:03:20 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: raybbr; All
The Bridgeport vote went for Malloy, with 17,800 votes to Republican Tom Foley's 4,075 votes

82% for Malloy is 15-20% more than typical for the Democrat Gov candidate in BP. That means at least 3500 fraudulent ballot. In addition the Democrats illegal use of Reverse 9-1-1 to make robocalls only to black and hispanic homes violated equal protection laws. Foley needs to file a Federal civil rights lawsuit and turn the SEIU-ACORN-UNITE HERE-Democrat fraud machine upside down. THIS MUST BE DONE. Foley cannot EVER concede this race. Sue on every basis imaginable.

33 posted on 11/05/2010 9:21:08 AM PDT by montag813 (
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raybbr

Let them eat cake.

34 posted on 11/05/2010 9:41:20 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: taildragger

“A come to Jesus moment is coming as a couple of these States face bankruptcy and the reality of the accounting equation hits them like a 2 X 4 upside the cranium.”

We need to be Jesus’ instruments (if you will) by pounding the reality into their noggins also.

From a depressingly blue WA. (at least we have 4 of 9 R reps now +1 - and who knows perhaps Koster pulls out a shocker in WA 2. Worked very, very hard for Watkins and Rossi who both lost.)

35 posted on 11/05/2010 12:36:52 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (We voted - NOW we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chron. 7:14!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-35 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson