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June 23, 2016

Republican Party Chairman Tries To Eliminate Trump Factor

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 8:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Republican Party Chairman JR Romano said he called the State Elections Enforcement Commission earlier this week to make sure Democratic lawmakers running for re-election know the rules about using a candidate for another office in their campaign materials.

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June 21, 2016

Frustration Over Campaign Settlement Lingers

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 1:10pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The investigation into whether the Connecticut Democratic Party properly used federal campaign funds to pay for a mailer featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended last week when the party settled with election regulators.

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June 15, 2016

Election Regulators Agree To Settlement to End Battle With Democratic Party

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2016 3:16pm

(Updated 6:50 p.m.) A bitter, nearly two-year fight between state election regulators and the Connecticut Democratic Party regarding mailers the party sent out in 2014 promoting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election campaign came to an end Wednesday.

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June 7, 2016

Wolf’s Signature Drive Ends, Election Officials Will Work to Verify

by Max Moran | June 7, 2016 3:44pm

Christine Stuart file photo Today was the last day that August Wolf, who wants a chance to compete for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, has to submit signatures to local election officials.

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May 25, 2016

Republicans Critical of Automatic Voter Registration Agreement With DMV

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2016 2:41pm

Christine Stuart photo An agreement between Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Department of Motor Vehicle Commissioner Michael Byzdra to develop an automatic voter registration system is an unnecessary and expensive proposition. That was the message from four Republican lawmakers who held a press conference Wednesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to criticize the decision.

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May 17, 2016

DMV, Merrill To Implement Automatic Voter Registration to Comply With Federal Law

by Christine Stuart | May 17, 2016 2:48pm

Under threat of a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice, the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Secretary of State agreed to come up with a plan to automatically register drivers to vote when they go to the DMV.

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May 13, 2016

Prison Gerrymandering Bill Falls Flat

by Jack Kramer | May 13, 2016 11:14am

Christine Stuart file photo Despite a ruling from a federal court in Florida calling the practice unconstitutional, Connecticut’s General Assembly failed to pass a bill last month to end prison gerrymandering in the Nutmeg State.

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April 24, 2016

45,000 Young Connecticut Voters Register

by Jack Kramer | April 24, 2016 11:53pm

Christine Stuart photo Thousands of younger voters have registered to vote in advance of this Tuesday’s presidential primaries.

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April 22, 2016

OP-ED | Trump, Hillary Will Prevail Here, But If Trump’s the GOP Nominee…

by Terry Cowgill | April 22, 2016 5:30am

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Get ready, devotees of Connecticut politics. You are about to experience a once-in-a-generation phenomenon — maybe even once-in-a-lifetime. Rather than simply viewing us as an ATM for campaign cash or, as one observer put it, “a little footnote after New York,” both parties are holding presidential primaries in our state that might actually mean something this year.

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April 20, 2016

U.S. Justice Department: Connecticut Is Not Complying With Motor-Voter Law

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2016 3:48pm

The U.S. Department of Justice said it’s planning to sue Connecticut for failure to comply with a section of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, if it doesn’t fix the problem.

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