This could take months or longer, depending if the Connecticut Supreme Court takes the city’s appeal on an expedited basis after Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis ordered another Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District. Deputy City Attorney John Bohannon is heading the appeal process for the city.
More on this from CT Post court reporter Dan Tepfer:
City officials Tuesday afternoon took the first step in seeking to appeal a judge’s order for a new primary for the city’s North End council seat.
With the clock ticking down for the city to prepare for the Feb. 6 third-time do over primary, Deputy City Attorney John Bohannon asked Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis to forward four questions of law and fact to the state Supreme Court for consideration.
… Bohannon is asking the Supreme Court if state law prohibits any person other than the elector from arranging for a designee to return an absentee ballot to the town clerk; did the judge err in rejecting the unpostmarked ballots; did the judge err in her Northbridge ruling and did the judge wrongfully apply the law in ruling there were substantial violations of law that left the reliability of the election in doubt.
Full story here.