State and local elections officials are reporting light turnout for Connecticut’s primary, where Republicans are choosing their gubernatorial nominee and voters from both major parties are picking their candidates for state legislative races.
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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is predicting light turnout for Connecticut’s primary.
In Connecticut’s statewide elections, the races for governor or U.S. Senate are typically where the most political punches are thrown.
The Secretary of the State’s office today announced that Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti fell short of the number of signatures needed to get his name listed on the ballot for the Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
A previously uncounted absentee ballot turned out not to be the deciding vote in a tied General Assembly primary election, and the judge ordered a new vote.
Statewide turnout in the August 14th primary was down from the primary two years ago, for both Republicans and Democrats.
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the endorsed Republican candidate for Connecticut’s open U.S. Senate seat, is at odds with her primary opponent, former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, over the number of debates they should participate in.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says voter turnout was 14.4 percent, the lowest percentage since the current presidential preference primary in 1980.
Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primaries in Connecticut and Rhode Island.