Voter fraud is real, a potential factor in close local races. But not for president in 2020.
‘There was a failure across the political universe when it came to polling,’ said political consultant Bill Burton.
The Democrat may find less support than expected from a Hispanic community that sees him as “out to lunch.”
Merrill says Connecticut’s voting system is hack-proof, but state voters are vulnerable to foreign disinformation campaigns.
Connecticut’s mix of paper ballots and electronic tabulators are the gold standard for elections security, but the state’s machines are nearing the end of their useful life.
Gov. Ned Lamont issued writs Friday setting Feb. 26 as the date for special elections to fill vacancies in the General Assembly created by the resignations of three state senators and two state representatives who joined his administration.
The Connecticut Supreme Court quickly concluded after oral arguments Friday that the validity of a state House election marred by a ballot mixup in Stratford must be resolved by the House of Representatives, not the courts.
A blue wave swept across Connecticut to give Democrats solid majorities in the General Assembly, but the race for governor offered little sign of a political realignment: If anything, the reds got redder and the blues got bluer on the state’s electoral map.
Almost 100 towns voted more strongly in favor of the party they had chosen in 2014.
WASHINGTON – The growth of Connecticut’s Latino community is increasing its clout at the ballot box and fostered the ambitions of Milagros Acosta and other Hispanics to pursue a career in politics. “Everything is possible,” said Acosta, who emigrated from Peru when she was 22 years old.
Shannon Kula, a former U.S. Senate aide, on Wednesday became the third Democrat, all women, to announce a run for the open 5th District Congressional seat, making a late entrance that will require her to petition for a place in the August primary. She faces a deadline of June 12 to gather signatures from two percent of registered Democrats in the district.
WASHINGTON — The massive omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump has signed into law contains $380 million — including up to $5 million for Connecticut — to protect digital voting systems from cyberattacks. Connecticut was one of 21 states targeted by Russian hackers in the 2016 election cycle, but they failed to breach the state’s electoral system.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has been hampered by being in the minority since 2010, but that may change this year, analysts say.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday asked Twitter and Facebook executives what they knew about specific attempts by Russian trolls to disseminate information through fake ads and stories, and received little response. Facebook says as many as 126 million people may have seen content from accounts tied to Russian sources.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s members of Congress, all Democrats, are preparing for the pivotal 2018 elections by getting a head start in the campaign money race. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, raised more money than any Connecticut member of the House of Representatives in the first six months of this year.
It’s Election Day in Connecticut. In the crucial battle for control of the state Senate, here is an overview of what to watch for in each of the nine most competitive races as the results come in tonight.