The case involves a publicly financed candidate for governor, Steve Obsitnik, and his relationship to a PAC.
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Voter fraud is real, just not on the scale claimed by Trump
Voter fraud is real, a potential factor in close local races. But not for president in 2020.
State says pols missed deadline to have their day in court
Did two Republicans, Joe Markley and Rob Sampson, miss a deadline for raising a free-speech issue?
Records subpoenaed in Bridgeport mayoral primary
With the issuance of subpoenas. elections officials opened an investigation Monday of a Bridgeport mayoral primary marred by allegations of fraud.
Moore promises formal complaint of voter fraud
The Bridgeport mayoral campaign of Marilyn Moore says it will file a formal complaint alleging absentee ballot fraud, but it has yet to make a specific claim.
They love public financing. The oversight, not as much.
Campaign laws are about transparency, but the Senate reminded Connecticut once again this year that the process by which they are created is opaque.
On 8th try, Steve Obsitnik wins grant of $1.35 million
With one month until the primary, Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik won approval Wednesday of his $1.35 million grant from the state’s voluntary program of publicly financing campaigns, the Citizens’ Election Program.
Obsitnik opens ad campaign, public financing delayed again
Updated at 5:30 p.m.
Unwilling to wait further for a long-delayed public financing grant, Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik is using $100,000 of his own money to begin a video advertising campaign on cable television and social media, his campaign said Thursday.
SEEC defers action on campaign grant for Obsitnik
The State Elections Enforcement Commission deferred action again Thursday on Republican gubernatorial contender Steve Obsitnik’s application for public financing while acknowledging its probe into Obsitnik’s campaign continues.
Despite investigation, Obsitnik not giving up on public financing
The Republican gubernatorial campaign of Steve Obsitnik said Friday that the investigation opened Wednesday by the State Elections Enforcement Commission does not rule out eventual approval of its application for $1.35 million in public financing under the Citizens’ Election Program. But Obsitnik’s campaign manager also conceded it has no contingency if the money is not approved in coming weeks.
Boughton, Herbst granted $1.35M in public financing
The State Elections Enforcement Commission approved public financing grants Wednesday for Republicans Mark Boughton and Timothy Herbst, two of the three gubernatorial candidates participating in the voluntary Citizens’ Election Program in 2018. The third, Steve Obsitnik, will have to try again next week for a fifth time.
Tucked in budget: Shorter leash on election watchdogs
Connecticut’s legislators are using the bipartisan budget deal struck last week to do what they could not during the regular session: Require the State Elections Enforcement Commission to dismiss complaints against candidates, including lawmakers, that are not resolved in one year.
Preliminary ruling: Ganim ineligible for public financing
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim’s corruption conviction disqualifies him for public financing should he run for governor or other state office, the State Elections Enforcement Commission said in a preliminary ruling Wednesday. Ganim says he expects to appeal.
We can’t tell you the right way to vote, just the right place
Here are some suggestions gleaned from a pep talk elections officials gave Wednesday, a mix of practical advice and reassurance about the integrity of U.S. elections. It’s a good idea to check where you are supposed to vote – and if you still are registered. If you haven’t shown up in a few years, you may have been “purged” from the rolls and deemed “inactive.” The good news is you can be “restored” on the spot.
Business, labor bet big on fight for Connecticut Capitol
Business groups intent on boosting the influence of Republicans in the General Assembly outspent labor allies of majority Democrats by roughly a 2-1 margin in independent expenditures reported to the State Elections Enforcement Commission through Tuesday, according to an analysis by CT Mirror.