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Bridgeport mayor wins do-over election in race marred by ballot irregularities

Associated Press

The mayor of Connecticut’s most populous city has won a do-over election, months after a judge threw out the result of the last one because of allegations of absentee ballot box stuffing. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday defeated fellow Democrat John Gomes, the city’s former acting chief administrative officer. Gomes had successfully battled in court to get the mayoral race rerun on the grounds that a September party primary was tainted by voting irregularities. Yet in the end, he was not able to turn that legal victory into votes.

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