Monday, November 8, 2010

CONNECTICUT: Gubernatorial Race Still Undecided, Legal Challenges May Be Filed

Teabagger Tom Foley is refusing to concede Connecticut's gubernatorial race and is threatening a legal challenge should gay-friendly Democrat Dan Malloy be declared the winner.

In a press conference this morning, Foley left the door open to a possible legal challenge and urged Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz to postpone the official announcement of a victor, due to myriad delays, errors, and confusion that have plagued the state's electoral process. "We are being laughed at around this country," Foley said, according to the New Haven Independent. "I don't want to create a situation where a result is declared here and then it's changed ... Let's just take our time." Foley's statement came after the revelation this morning of Bridgeport's final vote count, which appeared to put Malloy over the top. According to the Hartford Courant, Malloy received 17,973 votes in the heavily Democratic city, as compared to Foley's 4,099.
With over one million votes cast, Malloy leads by only 5000-6000 votes. An automatic recount is only triggered when the difference is 2000 votes or less.

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