HARTFORD (AP) - The Connecticut Supreme Court put off a ruling Monday on whether to overturn the results of Bridgeport’s Democratic primary for mayor, allowing the general election to move forward.
Justices heard arguments on whether absentee ballot irregularities affected the Sept. 10 primary and discussed the case in private. But Chief Justice Richard Robinson later announced the court would not be ruling before the general election on Tuesday because the justices were not ready to make an overall judgment.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim narrowly defeated state Sen. Marilyn Moore by 270 votes in the Sept. 10 primary. Moore won more votes at the polls, but Ganim had a more than 3-to-1 edge in absentee ballot votes.
Hearst Connecticut Media reported problems with the primary, including absentee ballots submitted by people not registered as Democrats and some absentee voters who claimed they were pressured to vote for Ganim.