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April 19, 2018

Early Voting Clears First Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | Apr 19, 2018 5:01pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT—A resolution that would ask voters whether to amend the state’s constitution to allow early voting during elections passed the House Thursday by a simple majority.

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April 16, 2018

OP-ED | With a National Popular Vote, Every Vote Will Be Counted

by James Glassman | Apr 16, 2018 9:35pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election Policy | Equality | Opinion | White House

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I’m now a resident of Washington, D.C., but I lived for 10 years in the beautiful Litchfield County town of Canaan, also known as Falls Village, population 1,081. I am a long-time Republican, having served as Under Secretary of State in the administration of George W. Bush.

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Connecticut Gets Federal Funds To Protect Voting Systems

by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 16, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Federal Budget

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HARTFORD, CT –  Connecticut was one of 21 states targeted by hackers in 2016, and while no information was taken from its online voter registration system, the state received $5.1 million in new federal funds to beef up its security.

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March 9, 2018

Independent-Minded Milford Senator To Retire

by Christine Stuart | Mar 9, 2018 7:04pm
Posted to: Education | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Labor | State Budget | Milford

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HARTFORD, CT — Ending what had been a day of speculation, Sen. Gayle Slossberg announced she would not seek re-election this year.

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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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