Shocker. Connecticut Dems Find Mysterious Bag of Uncounted Ballots
Well, what a complete shock?
Democrats in Connecticut found a bag of uncounted ballots two days after the election. The votes could be pivotal in the race for Governor, where neither candidate has conceded defeat.
NBC Conn reported:
In what has become one of the stranger twists in an already bizarre Governor’s race, a bag of uncounted ballots was found in Bridgeport Thursday night.
Republican officials were approached by Democratic operatives and told about the surprise ballot bag, according to Bridgeport GOP Chairman Marc Delmonico.
Delmonico said Democrats asked to have several people deputized to count the uncounted ballots, but Republicans objected, claiming that wasn’t proper procedure in the vote-counting process.
Instead the GOP asked police to take custody of the bag of ballots until the matter could be sorted out.
The votes could be pivotal in the race for Governor, in which neither candidate has conceded defeat.
The New York Times also reported on this suspicious bag of votes.
Foley said he does not trust the numbers. On Thursday night he issued a statement claiming a bag of photocopied ballots had been discovered during the counting of ballots in Bridgeport.
“It is unclear where these ballots originated, where they have been for the last two days and whether they are valid ballots,” Foley said. “This is a very serious matter, and the state police should immediately impound them until their origin, chain of custody and validity is determined.”
Arthur Laske, Bridgeport’s deputy city attorney, denied Foley’s allegations that the ballots had suddenly been discovered. He said both campaigns were informed Tuesday evening the photocopied ballots were being kept under seal until enough elections staff were available to hand-count them.
Laske calls Foley’s assertions irresponsible and said the candidate mischaracterized how the ballots have been handled.
Foley’s running mate, Mark Boughton, told reporters that the campaign had noticed fluctuations throughout the day in the vote totals, including a 2,000-vote change in Foley’s favor in Torrington. He urged election officials not to rush the counting and suggested Bysiewicz triple check the numbers.