Friday, November 17, 2006

Christiano Wins in the 124th by 27 Votes

Details here.

Even though the Election Day results showed that Christiano beat Republican incumbent Jack Stone 4,447 to 4,427, or by 20 votes, state law requires a recount if the outcome is less than a vote equivalent to one-half of 1 percent of the total number of votes cast for the office but not more than 2,000 votes, or if the outcome is less than 20 votes.

According to Town Clerk Betsy Browne, state statute required the results of the recount to be announced by Nov. 15. The 134th General Assembly district comprises both Fairfield and Trumbull; Fairfield conducted its recount Tuesday and Trumbull conducted a recount on Wednesday. Final results showed Christiano beat Stone 4,454 to 4,427.

The Courant also has an updated breakdown of votes by town here.

Lynch, Erin. "Christiano Declared Winner". Fairfield Citizen-News. 11/17/06

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