A Connecticut judge has ordered a new Democratic primary after a Democrat was caught red-handed stuffing ballots into absentee ballot boxes.
The sheer number of tampered ballots throws the results of the original election into disarray.
Superior Court Judge William Clark tossed out the results of the primary in Bridgeport after the video showed a supporter of Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim stuffing multiple ballots into an absentee ballot drop box.
Ganim defeated challenger John Gomes by 251 votes, trailing him in in-person voting but riding to victory on the back of absentee ballots.
Clark said in his ruling:
“The volume of ballots so mishandled is such that it calls the result of the primary election into serious doubt and leaves the court unable to determine the legitimate result of the primary.”
The results, he wrote, “are shocking to the court and should be shocking to all the parties.”
Connecticut law requires that only a voter or a voter’s designee is permitted to drop a ballot in an absentee ballot collection box.
The case eventually went to court after Gomes sued to have the results thrown out.
“At the end of the day, the videos don’t lie,” said lawyer Bill Bloss, who represented Gomes.
“The videos showed substantial, massive absentee ballot misconduct,” he said.
“And that was certainly a substantial reason why the judge ruled the way he did, I think.”
“This is a victory for the people of Bridgeport,” Gomes said, according to The Associated Press.
“Our campaign always believed that the integrity of our democratic process must be upheld, and Superior Court Judge William Clark agreed.”
A judge just OVERTURNED the primary election in Bridgeport over bombshell evidence of voter fraud.— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) November 2, 2023
Democrat operatives in Bridgeport were caught stuffing ballot dropboxes.
What is the GOP doing to stop this from happening again in ‘24?pic.twitter.com/nejbRl5wUz
This is the OUTRAGEOUS video of the Democrat Clerk stuffing illegal ballots into the City drop box and visiting it multiple times in one day— George (@BehizyTweets) November 1, 2023
This video was leaked by a whistleblower inside the City and @gatewaypundit helped share it with the world pic.twitter.com/XRUl52PtYZ
“The result of next week’s general election will determine what happens next,” the outlet reported.
“If Gomes wins, his attorney William Bloss said, he would withdraw the complaint, and Gomes would be mayor.”
“If Ganim wins Tuesday’s election, another Democratic primary will take place, according to Clark’s order.”
The State Elections Commission has launched a separate investigation into the incident, which has now caught attention on social media.
Mayor Ganim was convicted of corruption during his first term in office but won his job back upon release from prison.
He denies any knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing.