Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Primary Day II

Here's the list of primaries happening today, to the best of my knowledge:

Governor (D)

Lt. Governor (D)

U.S. Senate (D)

1st Congressional District (R)

State Senate

Senate District 2 (D-possible) - Bloomfield (part), Hartford (part), Windsor (part)

State House of Representatives:

House District 3 (D) - Hartford (part)

House District 4 (D) - Hartford (part)

House District 53 (D) - Ashford, Tolland, Willington

House District 72 (D) - Waterbury (part)

House District 73 (D) - Waterbury (part)

House District 79 (D) - Bristol (part)

House District 89 (R) - Bethany, Cheshire (part), Prospect

House District 93 (D) - New Haven (part)

House District 127 (D) - Bridgeport (part)

House District 140 (D) - Norwalk (part)

Also, there's a report out of New Haven that some voting machines were showing DeStefano's name on line A and line B. Anyone know anything about that? Update 10:55am: Confirmed, the Malloy campaign has filed a complaint asking for the votes from that machine from before the problem was discovered to be declared invalid. Apparently, only one vote was cast on the machine. Story here.

Turnout seems light so far this morning.


Janet said...

I went to my polling place at 8:00 this morning and was surprised to see how dead it was. There were no lawn signs for any of the candidates, and no supporters outside for anybody.

For a second I even said to myself, "Geez, did they move the polling place?" until I saw a sign outside that said "75 feet."

In fact, I was the only voter there. It surprised me, I figured there would at least be a little bit of activity.

MVD said...

There is a three-way primary for General Assembly 41st District (D). The endorsed (and best) candidate is Rita Schmidt.

MVD said...

There is a three-way Democratic primary for General Assembly in the 41st District (Groton). The endorsed (and best) candidate is Rita Schmidt.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know how we will get results? Are the local tv channels planning live coverage?

Also - anyone know where Destefano and Malloy rallies will be tonight?

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is true. A complaint has been filed. Worse yet, some number of persons voted on the machine. So, some Malloy votes were lost. All New Haven machines are being re checked right now. Whats going on in that city? This, plus the fact that none of the workers showed up at 6 am in DeStefano's own precinct !!!! You think the New Haven folks are trying to embarrass their own mayor? I do. The biggest suprise of tonight's results will be the % Malloy gets in New Haven, you can take that to the bank!

Anonymous said...

My polling place actually had a line and one lone Malloy person out front. There were numerous joe signs, zero lamont signs.

Any predictions?

I imagine that some of the channels will do cut-ins, but they won't do live coverage - I'd be stunned.

Anonymous said...

Over 500 voters by 8:30 at my little polling place in the peoples' republic of West Hartford.

Anonymous said...

Voted in Waterbury around 8 this morning. Very quiet. It was the only time I can remember voting when no one for any candidate was out front handing out literature or palm cards. When I went inside, I was the only voter there. I was an undecided voter until yesterday when I swung to Lieberman despite completely disagreeing with him on the war. I think his overall record shows good sense and I think he has the ability and stature to do more for Connecticut over the next six years than Lamont could do.

Anonymous said...

SOS - I am a Democratic official who is supporting Ned - I have spoken to colleagues around the state and people are getting nervous about Ned and sticking with Joe. We have got to get the word out!!!

Anonymous said...

SOS--Get the word out????!! Like Lamont hasn't got the "word" out??
Is he not angry enough for you? Are the national media figures descending on the state figments of your imagination??? HaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH

Start complaining about the stolen elections, you losers!!!

Janet said...

I've just confirmed that a polling place in New Haven had DeStefano listed twice on voting machines.

A complaint has been filed with the SOTS Office.

Anonymous said...

Anon. 9:44 - Hitting the panick button already?!?!?! Must be your first campaign, huh? Relax.

Conservative Democrat said...

I too voted in Waterbury, at about 6:15 this morning, before heading to work. I was about the 5th person overall to vote, but there was only one person ahead of me in line.

Outside, there was only one person handing out literature, one of Piccochi's volunteers (I'm in 73d dist.). I too voted for Lieberman (and DeStefano, and Slifka, and Piccochi).

Anonymous said...

Many polling places in the burbs will see less than 200 or 300 voters all day - one voter every three or four minutes on average. It is impossible to judge overall turnout by the length of or lack of a line at any one polling place. (unless you know how many people voted at that polling place by a certain hour in a comparable election.)

disgruntled_republican said...

The peak times for voting are:

1. Lunch Time
2. 4pm to 6:30pm

To speculate on turn-out at this point is all a fantasy.

Paul Vance said...

I voted at about 6:45 am, then I stood at the polls for Malloy until about 9:30 am.

Turnout is a little slow so far, I stood with two Lieberman volunteers, one Lamont volunteer and myself. There was someone from the NYT doing some exit polling.

Anonymous said...

Corrupted Voting Machine Discovered In New Haven

Malloy Campaign Filing Complaint with Secretary of the State

NEW HAVEN – This morning at roughly 7 a.m., a corrupted voting machine was reported at the Ellsworth Firehouse Polling Station in Ward 24 of New Haven. One of the two voting machines at the site did not include Dan Malloy, Endorsed Democrat running for Governor, on the ballot. The Malloy campaign is filing a complaint with the Secretary of the State’s Office asking for the disqualification of all ballots cast from that voting machine prior to the discovery and the immediate inspection of all voting machines in New Haven.

The ballot omission was reported by Al London, a Malloy volunteer, after a voter declared: “My candidate is not on this list.” The machine was then examined and shut down by polling officials.

“What’s even more disturbing is that this is now part of a pattern of corrupted voting machines in New Haven,” said Malloy Campaign Manager Chris Cooney. “The exact same problem of candidates’ names missing from the ballot occurred during Democratic Town Committee elections in March of this year. They should know better.”

Anonymous said...

Regarding the poll problem in NH, Malloy's camp already filed a complaint apparently. Release is here

Dave Mooney said...

Terrible accident on I-95 near the West Haven/New Haven line. All northbound lanes are closed.

Story on NBC30

Traffic cameras

It's crazy. Not a good day to have the 95 all tied up.

cgg said...

I went to my polling place in Fairfield at about 9am and there was a light stream of people coming as well as a small crew of Lamont supporters, and elected officials outside.

This afternoon I'm going back to hand out flyers for our Democratic Reunion this Saturday. We'll see if it picks up then.

Anonymous said...

Chris Matthews will be in New Haven to do Hardball today. Also, an earlier post asked about local's going live, they will all be doing cut-ins after the polls close. As results come in, you wont struggle to find them, i'm sure.

Genghis Conn said...

We'll also be posting results as we get them from the various campaign HQs.

Wrath of Conn said...

Malloy complains over missing name on ballot

Anonymous said...

CT-N is going to have phenominal coverage simulcasting WTIC from 7-Midnight.

You can watch it at home (by law, its available on every cable system) or online at http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blogger account, so sorry for the anon post -- I'll get one. But your list of primaries is inaccurate. As has been noted, there's a three way primary (Schmidt, Wright, Kindall) in the 41st House (D). There is no Senate primary in the 2nd district, nor is there a primary in the 93rd House District. There is, however, a Republican primary in the 49th House district (not that it matters -- that district is overwhelmingly Democratic). There also is a Democratic primary in the 128th House District, where Lydia Martinez is the incumbent (Bridgeport)