A Connecticut judge has completely dismissed the results of a Democratic mayoral primary election in the state's largest city.
He's ordering a new election be held.
Because either somebody did cheat, or somebody could have cheated so easily that the results of the election cannot be trusted.
That was the opinion of Superior Court Judge William Clark, a decision that came less than one week before the local general election.
This creates an extremely interesting scenario which will see citizens of Bridgeport come out and vote to decide between the Republican nominee and the to-be-determined Democrat hopeful. Citizens will then return to the polls at a later date to retroactively decide who the Democratic nominee should be.
It was the opinion of Clark that video footage revealed that there had been enough potential malfeasance to order a redo of the Sept. 12 Democratic primary election in which incumbent Mayor Joe Ganim defeated challenger John Gomes by just 251 votes with 8,173 cast.
That's not a huge margin, and ANY foul play could have tipped the scales.
"The volume of ballots so mishandled is such that it calls the result of the primary election into serious doubt and leaves the court unable to determine the legitimate result of the primary," Clark asserted.
It really is a shame that people we trust to run our counties, cities, and country are so dishonest that we have to fall back on things like this. I appreciate the judge making sure that everything was done by the rulebook, but it really is discouraging to learn that the type of people who get so close to serving as our leaders are willing to do anything like this.
If America's politicians are willing to engage in blatant corruption just to try to get into office, imagine what they're capable of once they actually get there.
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