Lawmakers Reschedule Presidential Primary, Decline to Adopt Republican Amendment on Election Security

House Speaker Matt Ritter talks into a phone during a special legislative session on Sept. 26, 2023. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

The General Assembly met in special session on Sept. 26 to consider several measures.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Connecticut lawmakers voted to reschedule the state’s presidential primary Tuesday after Republicans tested the perimeters of the special session with unsuccessful proposals to suspend use of ballot boxes in response to allegations of fraud in Bridgeport’s primary election.

Both chambers of the General Assembly approved legislation moving Connecticut’s primary date up to the first Tuesday in April – a bipartisan proposal, which both parties hope will make the state more relevant in national politics.

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