With thousands of ballots still outstanding in New Haven and across the state, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy has jumped ahead of Republican Tom Foley by a margin of 631 votes.
Official results have yet to be released from Bridgeport, where ballot shortages kept the polls open an additional two hours, and only 26 percent of ballots have been tallied in New Haven, where Malloy has run ahead of Foley by a 5-to-1 margin. Foley led throughout the night Tuesday, and early this morning, with 90 percent of precincts reporting, he held an 11,000 vote lead over Malloy. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 told the Hartford Courant that because of the likelihood of a recount, it could be weeks before Connecticut knows its next governor. A recount is triggered with the margin between the candidates is less than one half of one percent of total votes cast.