Recount Shows Miscounts, Missing Votes in Bridgeport


The recount of the Bridgeport ballot blunder that delayed the state’s governor race is complete and shows that there were problems with one out of every four photocopied ballots cast. 

Even though another recount didn't change the outcome of the election, it shows several were miscounted, not counted or misrepresented on the final returns, according to the Stamford Advocate

Elections officials ran out of ballots and about 6,000 people voted on photocopied forms. If you are one of them, there's a 1 in 4 chance your vote was miscounted. There were problems with about 1.500 of those ballots, and in three precincts, the photocopied ballots weren't even included in the city's final report, the Advocate reports.
For Governor-elect Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, the final tally was 761 votes shy, while Republican Tom Foley missed out on 174 votes, the newspaper reports.
The Election Day blunder captured nationwide attention and many local residents are wondering about Bridgeport's system and whether their votes will count in the future.
The Connecticut Post sponsored the recount to clear up confusion surrounding the Nov. 2 election in Bridgeport and the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition conducted the recount.

"What if the election was a little closer and our result brought the race into the recount territory?" Luther Weeks, executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition, told the paper. 

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