April 11, 2021

Old Lyme Recount in Republican Race for 2nd Congressional District Being Held Today; Gilmer, Winner by 26 Votes, Arrested Monday, Has Not Officially Withdrawn

LYME/OLD LYME —  UPDATED 08/17 at 12:30 p.m. The recount in Old Lyme for the 2nd Congressional District will be held at 12:30 p.m. today. We will publish the results as soon as we receive them.

08/16: The Secretary of the State’s Office has announced that there will be a recount in the Republican race for the 2nd Congressional District, which was thrown into chaos at the eleventh hour due to endorsed candidate Tom Gilmer’s arrest on felony charges on the eve of the primary election.

Theodore Bromley, the state’s director of elections, informed registrars of voters and town clerks in the sprawling 2nd District of the recount in an email Friday morning, explaining that the vote tallies — 9,225 for Gilmer and 9,199 for Justin Anderson — met the threshold because the difference between the votes is less than 0.5% of all the votes cast.

The recount, which each municipality will handle individually and will be initiated by the respective town clerks, must happen on before Aug. 18.

Wethersfield police arrested Gilmer on Monday night on charges of …

Visit this link to read the full article by Julia Bergman and published Aug. 14, on TheDay.com.

Editor’s Note: The results in Lyme and Old Lyme for the Republican Representative in Congress, Congressional District 2 were as follows:


Thomas Gilmer 61
Justin Anderson 64


Thomas Gilmer 189
Justin Anderson 152


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