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State Rep. Christine Ayala (Courtesy Statewide Prosecution Bureau, Division of Criminal Justice)

Merrill Says Arrest Of State Lawmaker Shows Strength Of Election Law Enforcement

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.


Former governor John Rowland outside New Haven Federal Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Rowland Trial: Prosecution Finishes, Defense Begins

But the defense claims Rowland was doing substantial, legitimate work for the nursing home company, and was volunteering for the campaign.


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Bill Would Bar Election Law Violators From Public Campaign Financing For Eight Years

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 to Tackle Bridgeport Election Fiasco

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 […]