If you ask the Democrats, there’s absolutely no voter fraud to speak of. And even if it does exist, they argue that it’s so insignificant that it couldn’t possibly impact any United States election. That’s their mantra, and they’ve been beating that drum tirelessly. But now, suddenly, U.S. elections aren’t so fair after all, particularly when it comes to Democrat mayoral primary elections that are rife with ballot stuffing. So much so that a Connecticut judge has actually ordered a new primary.
A state judge has taken the unusual step of ordering a new Democratic mayoral primary in Connecticut’s largest city to be held after the Nov. 7 general election is completed. The decision comes after surveillance videos showed a woman stuffing what appeared to be absentee ballots into an outdoor ballot box days before the original primary.
Superior Court Judge William Clark determined the allegations of possible malfeasance warrant throwing out the results of the Sept. 12 primary, which incumbent Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim won by 251 votes out of 8,173 cast. Absentee ballots secured his margin of victory.
“The volume of ballots so mishandled is such that it calls the result of the primary election into serious doubt and leaves the court unable to determine the legitimate result of the primary,” Clark wrote in his ruling, adding that the videos “are shocking to the court and should be shocking to all the parties.”
The new primary date has not been set yet.
Despite the judge’s call for a new primary, the general election is expected to continue as planned. Ganim will appear as the Democratic nominee while Gomes will appear as an independent candidate. Republican David Herz and petitioning candidate Lamond Daniels are also running for mayor.
Ganim’s opponent, John Gomes, whose campaign obtained the surveillance video and released it publicly after the primary, sued city officials and demanded a new primary, or for him to be declared the winner.
This appears to be just another case of “ballot harvesting.” Under Connecticut law, voters using a collection box must drop off their completed ballots themselves or designate specific family members, police officers, local election officials, or caregivers to do it for them. Many believe this is the exact formula Democrats employed in the California 2018 midterms, the 2020 national election, and the 2022 midterms. For them, it’s a “winning” formula.
It’s ironic. There were numerous videos and sworn testimonies alleging fraud in the 2020 and 2022 elections, yet judge after judge seemed to ignore them. However, the moment the fraud game affects Democrats, new elections are promptly ordered. Clearly, this latest ballot harvesting scandal thoroughly undermines the “safe and fair” election narrative. If Democrats can manipulate their own primaries, just imagine how good they are at manipulating everything else.