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Election 2006

April 7, 2008

Daily Kos Poll Finds Many in CT Would Change Vote

by Christine Stuart | Apr 7, 2008 10:37am
Posted to: Election 2006

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A Research 2000 Daily Kos poll of 600 Connecticut voters found that if voters could vote again in the 2006 contest between U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont, a large number of them would have changed their votes.

The percentage of Democrats and Independents who would vote for Lamont increased and the percentage of Republicans who would vote for Lieberman also increased.

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August 8, 2007

Edited: Waxing Nostalgic

by Christine Stuart | Aug 8, 2007 11:09pm
Posted to: Election 2006

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One year ago today, all the world watched as the results of the Democratic primary between U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont rolled in.

A palpable sense that change is possible in America rang out in a Meriden hotel ballroom as a confetti- draped Lamont proclaimed victory. At Lieberman headquarters in Hartford it seemed at times that the media outnumbered the campaign staff and supporters, who returned from the polls apprehensive about what would happen.

Today, Lamont re-launched his web site with great enthusiasm from local blogs. Bloggers waxed nostalgic about the primary victory and wondered if those who propelled Lieberman back into office in the general election regretted their votes.

Connecticut bloggers are unique in that they stayed involved in politics, even when there was no Congressional candidate, like Lamont, to rally behind. And they seem poised to relive the Lamont-Lieberman battle through their coverage of local mayoral races.

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January 19, 2007

“Lieberman Hijackers” Win HoJo Skirmish

by Melissa Bailey | Jan 19, 2007 10:01am
Posted to: Election 2006

hojoskirmishThese men — a medical physicist and a poli sci prof — came head to head at a HoJo’s over the future of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s phony political party. One left. The other recruited five more official “hijackers” to the anti-Joe cause.The occasion was the second organizational meeting of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, the vehicle created to propel Connecticut’s junior senator to a general election win in 2006 after he lost the Democratic primary to anti-war challenger Ned Lamont. Lieberman created the “party” to have a line on the November ballot. Then he forgot about it.

January 12, 2007

Nedheads Renew Resolve at Bar

by Allan Appel | Jan 12, 2007 5:01pm
Posted to: Election 2006

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“I know Bush would not have mentioned me in his speech,” Ned Lamont told his beloved Nedheads – more than 300 of whom gathered for a celebratory reunion bash at Bar, where the bloggers and “netroots” activists renewed their determination to fight for change not just in Iraq, but on health care here at home.New Haven was a major center of support for Lamont’s spirited antiwar challenge to U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman last fall. And it was the scene of Thursday night’s spirited reunion—with the Bush- and Lieberman-supported war in Iraq once again a central theme.

December 28, 2006

Relive the Lieberman-Lamont Primary Battle

by Christine Stuart | Dec 28, 2006 7:12pm
Posted to: Election 2006

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See the primary race between U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont through the eyes of political bloggers in the documentary film “Blog Wars”,which airs 10 p.m. tonight and 7 p.m. Sunday on the Sundance channel. Filmmakers James Rogan and Phil Craig from the BBC examined how online activism helped shape the David (Lamont) and Goliath (Lieberman) battle for Connecticut’s Senate seat.

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December 14, 2006

Murphy to serve on House Government Reform Committee

by Gale Courey Toensing | Dec 14, 2006 1:12pm
Posted to: Election 2006

Chris Murphy, the Democratic Congressman-elect for the state’s Fifth District, will be a member of the House Government Reform Committee when the 110th Congress convenes in Washington in January.

December 7, 2006

Audit Finds New Voting Machines Mostly Accurate

by Christine Stuart | Dec 7, 2006 4:12pm
Posted to: Election 2006

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An audit of the new Diebold AccuVote Optical Scan voting machines used by some voters this November found the machines made few errors, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz announced Thursday. The University of Connecticut audit found that there were small disagreements between the results counted by the machines and the results counted by auditors looking at the printed ballots afterward.

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November 16, 2006

Radio Report on New Voting Technology

by Dori Smith | Nov 16, 2006 7:11pm
Posted to: Election 2006

A Talk Nation Investigation into AccuVote Optical Scan Machines used in the Second District recount reveals a lack of clear protocols on the handling of ballots and machines. There were paper trails, but also a trail of confusion over who should have access to the machines. Despite warnings in October from state voting machine evaluators the Secretary of State failed to provide adequate information.

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November 15, 2006

Do the New Voting Machines Pass the Test?

by Christine Stuart | Nov 15, 2006 11:11pm
Posted to: Election 2006

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In the 10 towns in the Second Congressional District where the new Diebold Accu-Vote machines were used there were nowhere near the vote counting mistakes made in towns that used old lever voting technology, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said Wednesday. In the 10 towns using the new machines that will be used next November throughout the state, there were 18 total changes made. The 18 changes pale in comparison to 306 changes made in the 55 towns that used the old voting technology.

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November 14, 2006

New Voting Machines and the Second CD

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2006 8:11pm
Posted to: Election 2006

More towns in the Second Congressional District were chosen as test sites for the new optical scan voting technology than any other Congressional District. Of the 25 towns chosen at least 10 of them were in the Second Congressional District where there has been a recanvas in the race between Democrat Joe Courtney and Republican incumbent Rob Simmons. Coincidence?

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