Bysiewicz: Malloy Won By 6,404 Votes

Dannel Malloy

The official numbers are in and Dan Malloy won the governorship by 6,404 votes.

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz released the official numbers on Wednesday from the general election on Nov. 2.

Voting issues in Bridgeport delayed the final tally because some polling locations in the state’s largest city ran out of ballot, and Malloy was declared the winner days after the election.

This general election was one of the closest votes for Governor and Lt. Governor in state history, Bysiewicz said. The only closer margin of victory in a gubernatorial election was in 1954, when Democrat Abe Ribicoff defeated Republican John Lodge by 3,115 votes.

The final numbers show Malloy with 567,278 and Republicans Tom Foley and Mark Boughton with 560,874 votes.

“By certifying these election results, we are officially putting into the record books the final word on one of the closest elections in the history of our state. This only serves to underscore the point that every vote truly does count,” Bysiewicz said.

In the state, 56 percent of registered voters cast ballots on Nov. 2, 2010.  

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