HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Dan Malloy has defeated Republican Tom Foley to become the first Democrat in two decades to be elected governor of Connecticut.
The Associated Press on Friday reinstated its call of Malloy as the winner of the governor’s race. The AP initially called Malloy the winner on Wednesday, after Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said her preliminary count showed Malloy had won by 3,103 votes. The AP withdrew the call Wednesday night when its vote count, with all but a handful of precincts reporting, showed Foley with a narrow lead.
The AP received a complete report of results from heavily Democratic New Haven on Thursday, which substantially boosted Malloy’s total, as did new vote totals from heavily Democratic Bridgeport on Friday. The
AP’s complete but unofficial count shows Malloy winning by 7,762 votes. A separate complete count now posted on the secretary of the state’s website shows Malloy winning by 5,644 votes. Both margins are well outside the difference that would trigger an automatic recount under state law.
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