Republican gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel’s name was left off the GOP State Convention ballot tally sheet that delegates use to vote.
The mistake was discovered this morning moments before nominating speeches for the five gubernatorial candidates were about to start. Griebel, who is on leave as president of the Greater Hartford Metro Alliance hopes to capture 15 percent of delegate votes to get him a spot on the Aug. 10 party primary.
Griebel’s campaign aid Spencer Cain said he was told it was unintentional. Because of the error, the nominations for governor started 30 minutes behind schedule.
New ballots, with Griebel’s name included, were being dispersed as the nomination speeches began.
Cain said he can only hope the just over 1,400 delegates get the right ballot so they can vote for Griebel.
Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.