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AP Withdraws Call for Malloy in Governor’s Race

The Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz declared Democrat Dan Malloy the winner of Connecticut’s race for governor, while the Associated Press said Republican Tom Foley is more than 8,000 votes ahead. 

On Thursday afternoon, Bysiewicz will release her official numbers for the governor's race.

Foley has refused to concede, saying he had the votes. Hours after Bysiewicz said Malloy won,  the Associated Press withdrew its call and said Foley is ahead.

Bysiewicz said the unofficial numbers showed Malloy defeating Foley by 3,103 votes., with was 1,103 votes more than Malloy needed to fend off an automatic recount.

According to the AP’s vote count, Foley has 8,424 votes more than  Malloy does with all but 1.5 percent of the precincts counted.

“We have said since last night that our tally of the votes on Tuesday have us winning the race for governor,” Foley said in a statements. “We are glad to see that the AP’s numbers, like ours, have us in the lead. We look forward to reconciling our numbers with the Secretary of the State’s office as soon as they provide us the information we have requested of them.”

Bysiewicz has yet to release any vote results to support statements she made on Wednesday and said the official numbers will be available on Nov. 25. 

Malloy's campaign released a statement about the numbers on Wednesday night. 

"“We are aware what the AP is reporting, and we’re confident they’re wrong.  Their numbers for New Haven are wrong, and they’re leaving out a significant number of votes in Bridgeport.  We remain confident that we are ahead by more than enough votes to avoid a recount.,”