Numbers resolved, town's final vote totals in

The winners and losers were all the same, nothing changed — except the vote totals — after Ridgefield election officials figured out the problems they’d had with this vote counting Tuesday night.

The registrars of voters and election moderator finished up their refiguring and posted amended returns Thursday afternoon.

“It’s fine, its simple, there’s no machine failure, we’re good,” said Democratic Registrar Cindy Bruno said Thursday. “It’s a simple little thing that got missed.”

The problems had to do discrepancies between the number of people counted as coming in to vote, and the number of votes cast. There were problems at two different districts. Problems at District Two were resolved Wednesday, District Three’s discrepancy wasn’t figured out until today.

“It was a gap between how many people checked in and how many people voted, and what can I tell you, it took us two days to reconcile it,” Ms. Bruno said.

The revised official totals for Ridgefield balloting, are:

• President: Romney (R) 7,360 (52.7%); Obama (D) 6,461 (46.2%); Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 109 (0.8%); Anderson (Independent) 25 (0.2%); Stein (write-in) 12 (0.1%).

• US Senate: McMahon (R) 7,259 (53.6%); Murphy (D) 6,082 (44.9%). Passarelli (Libertarian) 191 (1.4%).

(Note, within these totals, Republican McMahon had 319 votes on the Independent line, and Democrat Murphy had 157 votes on the working families line.)

• Congress: Obsitnik 6,673 (49.8%); Himes 6,728 (50.2%). (Note, Democrat Himes had 288 of the above total on the Working Families line.)

• State Senate: Boucher 8,056 (61%); Curry 5,161 (39%).

• State Representative: Frey 8,142 (63%); Bonistalli 4,791 (37%).


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  • CMcQuilken

    When it comes to elections, I don’t like when simple things get missed.

    Perhaps the Ridgefield Press and/or the registrar’s office could provide more details so as to make residents more comfortable with the process.

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