Connecticut State Senator Marilyn Moore says she plans to file a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, or SEEC, about the use of absentee ballots in Bridgeport’s mayoral primary.
Moore got more votes at the polls last week, but incumbent Mayor Joe Ganim pulled in more than 900 absentee ballots and won.
A spokesperson for the SEEC says they cannot investigate unless Moore files a sworn statement by someone who claims to have seen a specific violation of state elections law.
Moore’s campaign did not return requests for comment.
Democratic Town Committee Chair Mario Testa began Ganim’s election night victory speech saying absentee ballots are perfectly legitimate, no matter what state officials may think.
Two years ago, a superior court judge in Bridgeport ordered a third special election after a city council candidate won a recount by one absentee ballot.