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Misplaced Ballot Could Decide Legislative Nominee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Candidates and state election officials are looking for a missing ballot that could nominate the Democratic candidate for a Connecticut General Assembly seat.

The Hartford Courant reports  the search begins Monday at a Windsor polling place for the ballot that was misplaced in last Tuesday’s primary race for Assembly district 5 in Hartford and Windsor.

A recount on Friday resulted in a slight change in tally, with Windsor’s Democratic Town Committee chairman, Leo Canty, leading newcomer Brandon McGee 774 to 773. That’s one short of Tuesday’s count, with one of the votes possibly misplaced.

Windsor First Selectman Donald Trinks finished third with 267 votes.

Another recount at a Hartford polling station is scheduled for Tuesday.

If the recount results in a tie, a second vote will be set for Sept. 4.
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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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