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Court doesn’t rule on Bridgeport primary, allows election

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court is putting off a ruling on whether to overturn the results of Bridgeport’s Democratic primary for mayor.

The decision allows the general election to move forward on Tuesday.

Justices heard arguments Monday on absentee ballot irregularities during the September primary. Chief Justice Richard Robinson said the court would not rule before Tuesday’s election.

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim narrowly defeated state Sen. Marilyn Moore by 270 votes in the Sept. 10 primary, with Ganim holding a more than 3-to-1 edge in absentee ballots.

Problems were reported with the primary including some absentee voters who claimed they were pressured to vote for Ganim.

Three Bridgeport residents appealed to the Supreme Court after a lower court judge last week rejected their challenge to the primary results.

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