HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The deputy city attorney for Bridgeport, Conn., is denying allegations by the Republican candidate for governor that a bag of uncounted ballots was recently discovered.
Arthur Laske (las-KEE’) on Thursday night said the campaigns for Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy were informed Tuesday evening the photocopied ballots were being kept under seal until enough elections staff were available to hand-count them.
Photocopied ballots were used after officials ran out of regular ballots on Election Day.
Foley says it’s unclear where the ballots originated and whether they are valid. He wants them impounded.
Laske calls Foley’s assertions irresponsible. He says Foley mischaracterized how the ballots have been handled.
Both Malloy and Foley have claimed victory in the race to replace retiring Republican M. Jodi Rell.
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