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Trust In Democracy? Election Day Brown Bag Lunch Covers Voting Concerns

October 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment · National Politics, News and Events

The Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, will host an election law lecture and discussion at noon on Election Day Nov. 8 featuring Fairfield University professors who will discuss the impact of elections on minorities, youth and women. The event is free for Bridgeport teachers and students. Iced tea and cookies will be served, please […]

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OIB Poll: Rig The Election, Vote Early And Often

October 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · National Politics

A “rigged” election, asserts Donald Trump. Here’s the chance for Trump supporters (others as well) to stuff our OIB poll with as many votes as they want. Yes, cast a vote for your choice (or multiple choices) once, 50, 100 times. What does this prove? Nothing. But it gives voice to those who want to […]

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Merrill: Trump Claim Destructive To The Fabric Of Our Democracy

October 21st, 2016 · 5 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

 Statement from Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: In response to recent suggestions that the presidential election could in some way be compromised, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said, “The state of Connecticut goes through every precaution to ensure that elections are administered as freely and fairly as possible. Any claim to the […]

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Ganim’s Historic Comeback Included In WikiLeaks Volumes

October 20th, 2016 · 9 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

Among the voluminous stacks of hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta comes a little, local WikiLeaks-revealed nugget titled “GOOD READS FROM ELSEWHERE” detailing an article in the Hartford Courant chronicling Joe Ganim’s historic mayoral comeback victory last November.

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OIB Poll: Trump And Clinton Debate

October 20th, 2016 · 18 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

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Time For A Brew, A Reluctant Voter Shares Thoughts About ‘Sad Day’

October 17th, 2016 · 9 Comments · National Politics

OIB reader Tricia McMann, like a number of voters loathing the election season, will hold her nose, cast a ballot and then do the only sensible thing under the circumstances, drink “a cold beer.” Stay thirsty, OIB friends. In 22 days, millions of Americans will vote for the nation’s next president. However, all I can […]

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Voters Wired To Lean Conservative

October 17th, 2016 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Despite a majority of polls showing Hillary Clinton with a lead over Donald Trump, the brash businessman enjoys strong core support because “People who are predisposed (by their personality type) to be conservative represent about 75 percent of the U.S. population, compared with only about 25 percent for those who are more liberal,” according to […]

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Shaban: Himes Needs Bridge Work

October 12th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics

Republican Congressional candidate John Shaban is on a mission to abridge Democratic incumbent Jim Himes as we hit the homestretch for the November 8 general election. As a challenger to Republican Chris Shays in 2008, Himes made his bones in Bridgeport barbecuing the incumbent on his failure to deliver the moolah for a replacement bridge […]

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