|CONNECTICUT||7 Electoral Votes|
|Connecticut went from 8 electoral votes to 7 as a result of the 2000 Census|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Secretary of State)
Connecticut has: 8 counties and 169 towns.
Largest counties: Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Litchfield.
Largest cities: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury.
Secretary of State
Citizens Pty (Const)
Number checked as having voted: 1,607,808 (78.65%)
Absentee ballots received: 144,582 ...less 2,787 rejected
Absentee ballots counted: 141,698
Kerry-Edwards won with a plurality of 163,662 votes (10.36 percentage points). Kerry finished ahead in all counties except Litchfield and in 107 towns to 61 for Bush and 1 tied.
General Election Details
Clinton (Dem.)........735,740 (52.83)
Dole (Rep.).............483,109 (34.69)
Perot (Ref.).............139,523 (10.02)
Nader (Grn.).............24,321 (1.75)
Others (3+w/ins)........9,921 (0.71)
Sen. Lieberman won twice in his home state. The Gore-Lieberman ticket prevailed with a plurality of 254,921 votes (17.47 percentage points) over Bush-Cheney, and voters handily re-elected him to the U.S. Senate. Ralph Nader, who hails from Winsted, managed just a 4.42% showing. Republicans picked up a U.S. House seat as challenger Rob Simmons narrowly defeated ten-term incumbent Democrat Rep. Sam Gejdenson in the 2nd Congressional District (Groton-New London).
General Election Activity
On December 19, 2003 Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz announced the names of nine Democrats and one Republican who met the criteria of "generally and seriously advocated or recognized according to reports in the national or state news media." Further, Bysiewicz announced that "there will be no Republican primary unless qualified GOP candidates petition onto the ballot." Subsequently, Democratic candidates Dick Gephardt and Carol Moseley Braun withdrew by the January 26, 2004 deadline, and Lyndon LaRouche qualified as a petitioning candidate by submitting more than the required 6,235 signatures from enrolled Democrats. On January 27 Bysiewicz drew lots in a ceremony in the State Capitol to determine the order in which the Democrats would be listed on the ballot.
Unaffiliated and new voters have until noon March 1, 2004 to register in person or February 26, 2004 by mail to vote in the primary.
Absentee ballots available
beginning February 10, 2004.
of 169 towns reporting
|Delegates: 62 Delegates (49 Pledged and 13 Unpledged) and 9 Alternates.|
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2004, 2005 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.