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Entries Tagged as 'Santa Ayala'

No Checks And Balances For Campaign Checkers

October 31st, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The Secretary of the State’s Office has turned down a request from Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign to proactively send observers to the polls for Tuesday’s heated mayoral showdown with  Joseph Ganim.

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Will AB Flex Materialize?

September 14th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The absentee ballot chaos involving charges, counter charges, complaints filed with state and federal agencies appears to have an impact on the number of returned ballots to the Town Clerk’s Office. As of Monday afternoon about 900 ballots had been received by the office out of about 2,700 processed. Two more days are available for […]

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Tit For Tat: Ganim Campaign Files Federal Complaint Against Finch Campaign

September 11th, 2015 · 67 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

And the political drum beat goes on … you file a complaint, we file a complaint. A legal representative of Joe Ganim’s campaign has filed a complaint with federal authorities charging that political operatives of Mayor Bill Finch leveraged connections with the election division of state government that usurped the authority of the Bridgeport Registrar […]

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Fetch! The Chase Is On For Absentee Ballots, Confusion Mounts

September 11th, 2015 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

This nutty election cycle just added a few more Goobers. State elections officials on Thursday advised Town Clerk Alma Maya because she did not receive a complete schedule of supervised balloting locations from Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala, Maya must mail all of those requests to absentee ballot applicants that were set aside. As a result, […]

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Democratic Registrar Schedules Supervised Balloting For Primary

September 9th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala has released a partial schedule of supervised balloting at complexes for electors requesting to vote by absentee for the September 16 Democratic primary. She issued the following email Wednesday night to the campaign camps of Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster: “Pursuant to Connecticut general statutes, we are providing each […]

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Finch Campaign Files Complaint With State Over Supervised Balloting

September 9th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s Campaign Manager Maryli Secrest has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission and Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State regarding “the disenfranchise of electors who have requested an absentee ballot and will be prevented from voting by this process.”

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New Registrations, Absentee Ballots Piling Up Work Load For Election Staff

September 7th, 2015 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

If it’s not enough trying to keep pace with the high activity of absentee ballots, throw in the labor required to process close to 2,000 new voter registration cards and switchers from unaffiliated ranks to Democrats and now you have elections offices swelling with paperwork to meet the demands of the September 16 primary. It […]

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Bridgeport Vidalia Parody Site Skins Ganim, Rowland, Fabs, Finch

September 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

“The Bridgeport Vidalia, Alternate Universe To The Park City“, is skinning pols alive. Just the way we like it, right? An equal opportunity fillet artist attributed to that House of Cards scoundrel Frank Underwood played by Kevin Spacey. Since there’s no apparent copyright on the site we’ll pull back generous heapings of Vidalia for your crying […]

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