Joe Lieberman was nominated at the Democratic convention on Friday night, but by a smaller margin than many were expecting. An unofficial count of the votes showed Lieberman winning 67%-33%.
The big story may be that Ned Lamont gathered more than twice the number of delegates he needed to force a primary in August. Lamont showed strength especially in small towns, where Lieberman was strongest in the large cities. There were exceptions. Lieberman won many small towns, while Lamont was the clear winner in New Britain and Norwalk.
Now the challenge for Lamont is whether he can close the gap with Lieberman over the next few months.
We're waiting for official word here at the convention, but unoffically, Lieberman is the nominee with 67% of the vote.
Official word just received. Lieberman 1004, Lamont 505. Lamont got 33.4% of the vote.
Messy breakdown by town here (excel file).