Opponents to the lawsuit challenging the results of the September 10 primary conducted a rally against voter suppression. From Frank Recchia, News 12:
The rally was held in response to the case involving absentee ballots used in the Bridgeport mayoral race. Mayor Joe Ganim won the primary after a count of absentee ballots. Supporters of Ganim’s opponent, state Sen. Marilyn Moore, are trying to get the primary results thrown out over questionable absentee ballots.
Dozens of seniors attended the rally in front of the Bridgeport Veterans Memorial.
A group of local pastors led by the Rev. Dr. Herron K. Gaston, of Summerfield United Methodist Church, say they have been getting calls from older parishioners who are now afraid to vote by absentee ballot or at the polls.
Gaston says, “A false belief has now taken hold of some of our most vulnerable residents that if you exercise your right to vote you will be singled out for prosecution.”
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