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Bag of Mystery Ballots Found in Bridgeport

By SUSAN HAIGH,  Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut says a bag of uncounted photocopied ballots has been found, further throwing into question the outcome of the race.

Tom Foley says the bag was found during the counting of ballots in Bridgeport, where a shortage Tuesday night forced officials to photocopy ballots. Foley says it’s unclear where the ballots originated and whether they are valid. He wants them impounded.

Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy have claimed victory in Tuesday’s election.

The secretary of the state said Wednesday that Malloy was the winner by more than 3,000 votes. But the tallies from Bridgeport still have not been submitted.

Bridgeport officials haven’t commented on Foley’s claim a bag of ballots was found.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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