Republicans sought a mandatory prison sentence for elections fraud as the investigation into the Joe Ganim-John Gomes primary continues.
Bridgeport mayoral candidate John Gomes’ attorney told a judge it will take time to review ballots and video footage in the lawsuit.
Claims of absentee ballot fraud have roiled the aftermath of Bridgeport’s Democratic primary race between Mayor Joe Ganim and John Gomes.
City officials worried that supporters of Mayor Joe Ganim wanted to target potential voters from a list of people getting rental assistance.
CT’s Election Enforcement Commission said it received complaints regarding possible absentee ballot fraud in the Bridgeport primary election.
Election fraud in CT is rare but has generally involved absentee ballots that were improperly obtained or returned by unauthorized persons.
John Gomes, the challenger to Mayor Joe Ganim, is seeking an injunction and a new election after releasing video that he says shows voter fraud.
John Gomes’ campaign alleges a video released Saturday shows a Mayor Joe Ganim supporter handling absentee ballots, a violation of CT law.
Preliminary results showed Mayor Joe Ganim defeated challenger John Gomes. But Gomes suggested he’d run as an Independent Party candidate.
Ganim claimed he defeated opponent John Gomes in the Bridgeport mayoral primary. But Gomes hasn’t conceded, saying the election was ‘stolen.’