The arrest of a state lawmaker on election fraud charges underscores the strength of Connecticut’s system of election law enforcement, Secretary of State Denise Merrill said Saturday.
But the defense claims Rowland was doing substantial, legitimate work for the nursing home company, and was volunteering for the campaign.
The State Elections Enforcement Commission is backing legislation requiring candidates who participate in Connecticut’s public campaign financing system to certify they’ve not been criminally convicted of any election law violation within the past eight years.
State lawmakers will consider changes to election law in the wake of last week’s ballot shortage in Bridgeport that led to confusion over who won the governor’s race. Bridgeport’s voter registrars acknowledged they ordered only […]