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February 21, 2018

National Popular Vote Proponents Say New Poll Shows Support

by Jack Kramer | Feb 21, 2018 1:09pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Policy | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Armed with a new statewide poll that shows Connecticut voters support joining the National Popular Vote compact supporters made what seems to be a perennial pitch.

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February 16, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Mueller Indicts 13 Russians in Scheme to Rig 2016 Election

by CTNewsJunkie | Feb 16, 2018 2:59pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Law Enforcement | National Security | White House

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies in an organized scheme to rig the 2016 presidential election.

The indictment, available for download below, includes charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

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February 14, 2018

Merrill Seeks To Limit Voter Information

by Christine Stuart | Feb 14, 2018 3:29pm
Posted to: Election Policy

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill wants to limit the amount of data from the voter rolls that’s publicly available.

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February 8, 2018

Malloy Signs Executive Order To Study ‘Vote By Mail’

by Christine Stuart | Feb 8, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — There was an audible groan from the Republican side of the House chamber Wednesday when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced plans to study whether Connecticut should allow voting by mail. He also said he will try again to pass early voting.

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January 10, 2018

Bysiewicz Close To Getting Into Race for Governor

by Christine Stuart | Jan 10, 2018 1:45pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy | Meriden | Middlefield

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HARTFORD, CT — Former Democratic Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said Wednesday that she’s close to making a decision to run for governor.

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December 29, 2017

OP-ED | Governor Griebel: Visions of Weicker Dancing In His Head?

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 29, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Opinion | State Capitol | Hartford | Newtown

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The world is full of dreamers. And that’s a good thing. Dreamers make the impossible possible. In the words of Robert F. Kennedy, non-dreamers say “why,” but “I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

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October 26, 2017

Rell Offers Perspective On Campaign Finance Changes

by Jack Kramer | Oct 26, 2017 3:27pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election Policy

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW BRITAIN, CT - The person who most credit for reforming Connecticut’s campaign laws 12 years ago endorsed a proposal to increase qualifying donations from $100 to $250 for clean election candidates.

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October 13, 2017

OP-ED | Felons, Millionaires, and Nobodies: The Race for Governor

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 13, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Opinion | State Capitol

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Are you a filthy rich businessman who wants to be governor and has $1.8 million lying around to pump into the campaign? If so, too bad, the Republicans already have one of you.

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September 25, 2017

Election Regulators Call On Malloy To Save Clean Elections

by Christine Stuart | Sep 25, 2017 2:26pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy

The $40.7 billion Republican budget eliminates the Citizens Election Program, which amounts to fifty eight thousandths of the two-year budget.

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September 23, 2017

DHS: Connecticut Was One of 21 States Targeted By Russian Hackers Before Election 2016

by Christine Stuart | Sep 23, 2017 3:17pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Policy

ct.gov HARTFORD, CT — The state of Connecticut was one of 21 states the Department of Homeland Security contacted Friday to let them know that Russian hackers targeted their systems during the 2016 election.

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