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  •  More info on that (2+ / 0-)
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    from the Hartford Courant

    Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said that Malloy won by an unofficial margin of 3,100 votes — and that state law allows recounts in statewide races only when the margin is lower than 2,000 votes.

    But the Associated Press said late Wednesday night that its vote count now shows Foley with a lead of 8,424 votes over Malloy, with all but 1.5 percent of the precincts counted. Based on that count, the AP said, it was withdrawing its call of Malloy as the winner.

    Who decides?  AP or the SOS?

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    by marigold on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 08:16:37 PM PDT

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    •  I have no idea... I mean, the SOS could just (2+ / 0-)
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      be saying that to keep hope alive. However, it could be totally true. I'm just so confused on this race....

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      by aggou on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 08:27:10 PM PDT

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      •  Malloy (3+ / 0-)
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        Here's what's happening:  a number of precincts in Bridgeport and New Haven, which are heavily Democratic and which Malloy will carry by huge margins, have yet to submit official results to the SoS.  However, the SoS has been "unofficially" told the results.  Thus her conclusion that Malloy will win.  The AP is relying solely on what is being reported on the SoS site, which does show Foley ahead.  Malloy will win once all the votes are counted, but given the problems with the voting in Bridgeport and the late reporting, you can be sure that legal challenges will follow.  

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