Recordkeeping Of Absentee Ballots Questioned In Bridgeport Primary Lawsuit
Recordkeeping at the Bridgeport Town Clerk’s office came into question in a lawsuit that seeks a do-over of the Democratic mayoral primary.
The lawsuit alleges widespread irregularities with absentee ballots. A three-to-one share of those ballots won the election for incumbent mayor Joe Ganim by 270 votes.
John Shapiro, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, questioned Assistant Town Clerk Christina Resto about a report that tracks absentee ballots received by her office. Resto testified that the log is kept up-to-date through Election Day.
Shapiro asked why voter Nancy Figueroa-Rivera’s absentee ballot was counted since her name did not appear on a copy of the log emailed to a resident two days after the election.
Resto says the log released right after the election may not have been the final version. That voter’s name showed up on a version provided for evidence in the lawsuit, days later.