April 17, 2021

Detailed Primary Results Delayed Due to Governor’s Order Extending Time to Count Absentee Ballots, Now Expected by Friday

LYME/OLD LYME — Updated 8/13 at 12:50am: We have been in touch with both the Lyme and Old Lyme Town Clerks in an effort to obtain the detailed Primary results for each town. Linda Winzer at Lyme and Vicki Urbowicz at Old Lyme informed us that they expect the detailed results by Friday morning.

We will publish them as soon as we receive them.

Since Gov. Ned Lamont (D) signed an executive order Monday, which allows election officials until Thursday to count Absentee Ballots (provided they are postmarked Tuesday, Aug. 11, or earlier), we do not yet have detailed results from Tuesday’s Primaries for Lyme and Old Lyme.

All the leading media organizations in Connecticut are, however, reporting that Donald Trump and Joe Biden were the winners of the Republican and Democratic Presidential Preference Primaries respectively.

The result of the Republican Second Congressional District race, in which the chosen candidate will face Congressman Joe Courtney (D), will be especially interesting since one of the candidates, Thomas Gilmer, dropped out on Tuesday morning due to his arrest on domestic violence charges.

The request to delay the count was made by Secretary of State Denis Merrill because Tropical Storm Isaias had slowed  delivery of applications and ballots. Ongoing power outages in some locations also impacted election workers’ abilities to process ballots.

 

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