BRIDGEPORT — The write-in ballot option is typically the preferred voting method of highly disgruntled citizens dissatisfied with their ballot choices, and of pranksters suggesting some implausible individual or fictional character for elected office.
Marilyn Moore and her supporters may try to make the write-in candidate mean something in Bridgeport.
Having lost Tuesday’s Democratic primary to Mayor Joe Ganim by a small margin, but with seemingly no other realistic way onto November’s general election ballot, Moore is seriously considering continuing her campaign to run the city as a write-in.
“That is one of the options that we’re pursuing,” Moore said Thursday night. But, she added, “It’s just not the only option.”
Moore also called for “the state and national Democratic Party, Governor Ned Lamont and state and federal authorities (to) conduct a full investigation of absentee ballots cast in the primary election.” Moore beat Ganim on the voting machines Tuesday, but he won the night with absentee or mail-in ballots.
Moore’s campaign had unsuccessfully asked state elections officials earlier in the summer to better police the use of absentee ballots in Connecticut’s largest city given a long history of abuse and fraud.
“The days of staying silent and therefore complicit in blatant voter fraud in Bridgeport must end now,” Moore said Thursday.
Since January when Moore, a state senator, announced she would challenge Ganim, she had pledged to, one way or another, appear on the November ballot.
Moore, who has a reputation for being independent of Bridgeport’s Democratic movers-and-shakers, as expected lost the endorsement to Ganim when the Democratic Town...
Source: Moore campaign: Write-in candidacy ‘an option'
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