Four years ago Mayor Joe Ganim defeated State Senator Marilyn Moore in a Democratic primary by 270 votes. On Thursday election officials certified Ganim’s win over Tuesday primary opponent John Gomes, 4,212 to 3,961 a 251 vote margin, according to the numbers posted on the website of the Connecticut Secretary of the State.
Election results the past few days had multiple variations because a couple of precincts had inverted numbers. Election officials caught the discrepancies while double checking the precinct results.
So 251 votes is now the number of record should Gomes pursue a court challenge to the results.