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Bridgeport Ballot Recount Beginning In Governor’s Race

Elections technician Yolanda Santiago looks at returns at the Connecticut Secretary of the State's Office - Hartford, CT - Nov 5, 2010 - AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Elections technician Yolanda Santiago looks at returns at the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s Office – Hartford, CT – Nov 5, 2010 – AP Photo/Jessica Hill

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP / WCBS 880) - A recount of Bridgeport votes that held up the results of Connecticut’s governor’s race on Election Day is set to begin.


WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

Luther Weeks, executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition, said the recount beginning Monday will take as long as necessary, but will probably end this week.

He says about 30 to 40 volunteers are helping and he hopes to have a few more.

The city has said 22,185 votes were cast in the governor’s race. Democrat Dan Malloy won 17,973 votes, Republican c received 4,099 votes and Thomas Marsh of the Independent Party won 113 votes.

A ballot shortage created confusion on Election Day and held up results for the closest governor’s race in more than 50 years.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)