CT Insider: CT’s absentee ballot boxes are under fire amid Bridgeport investigation. Here’s what to know
CT Insider: CT's absentee ballot boxes are under fire amid Bridgeport investigation. Here's what to know
Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Connecticut’s chapter of Common Cause, an advocacy group focused on accountable government, says the investigation in Bridgeport isn’t a reason to restrict or remove absentee ballot drop boxes.
“This does not demonstrate a problem with the boxes,” Quickmire said. “It demonstrates a problem with the local officials in Bridgeport.”
In Quickmire’s view, the boxes “absolutely are successful at giving voters an alternative way to submit their ballot.”
Quickmire said there is “absolutely not” evidence of widespread voter fraud in Connecticut, involving drop boxes or otherwise.
“People can be assured that casting their ballots is safe and secure,” she said. “There are very few examples of where this is a problem.”
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