Republican Jim Feehan, who lost by 13 votes in a House race where 75 voters were given the wrong ballots, says that the legislature’s review was flawed and violated the constitutional rights of Feehan and the voters who were given the wrong ballots.
The decision over whether to order a new election now goes to the full House of Representatives..
Rep. Philip Young, D-Stratford, the winner of a contested election marred by a ballot mixup at one polling place in November, will be sworn in Wednesday, despite the reservations of Republicans. But his victory still will be reviewed by a special bipartisan House committee.
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.
With the refusal Friday by a trial judge to order a new election, the question of how to resolve a contested state legislative race in which some voters were given the wrong ballot is going to the Connecticut Supreme Court.