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How Newtown Voted In The Midterms

Published: November 07, 2018 at 05:00 pm

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Traffic — both human and vehicular — was heavy in and around Newtown’s three polling locations throughout the day November 6, as more than 12,500 voters headed out to cast ballots in multiple federal, state, and regional contests.

Local voters also heavily favored a ballot authorization to fund development of a new police headquarters, and two statewide constitutional questions involving transportation funds and the conveyance of state land and property — that were similarly endorsed statewide.

Newtown Registrars LeReine Frampton and Carey Shierloh provided The Newtown Bee with unofficial polling data at around 6 am Wednesday, November 7, after thoroughly vetting ballot results and performing a hand count of hundreds of paper ballots that were issued after the Town Clerk’s Office exhausted its pre-ordered supply of absentee ballots.

While results are not deemed official until certified by Town Clerk Debbie Halstead, the registrars provided the following data as verified but unofficial results (candidates receiving zero votes, including write-ins, are not included):

Governor/Lieutenant Governor:

*Lamont/Bysiewicz — Democratic 5,982 / Working Families (cross-endorsed) 136

*Stefanowski/Markley — Republican 6,542 / Independent (cross-endorsed) 237

*Hanscomb/Thibeault — Libertarian 42

*Greenstein/Demitrus — Amigo Constitution Liberty 3

*Griebel/Frank — Griebel Frank For CT 527

US Senator:

*Chris Murphy (incumbent) — Democratic 7,182 / Working Families (cross-endorsed) 285

*Matthew Corey — Republican 5,768

*Richard Lion — Libertarian 81

*Jeff Russell — Green 53

5th District US Congress:

*Jahana Hayes — Democratic 6,983 / Working Families (cross-endorsed) 299

*Manny Santos — Republican 5,783 / Independent (cross-endorsed) 202

28th District State Senator:

*Michelle Lapine McCabe — Democratic 5,908 / Working Families (cross-endorsed) 252

*Tony Hwang (incumbent) — Republican 6,807 / Independent (cross-endorsed) 287

2nd District State Representative:

*Raghib Allie-Brennan — Democratic 258 / Working Families (cross-endorsed) 11

*Will Duff (incumbent) — Republican 256 / Independent (cross-endorsed) 5

106th District State Representative:

*Rebekah Harriman-Stites — Democratic 5,261 / Working Families (cross-endorsed) 277

*Mitch Bolinsky (incumbent) — Republican 5,683

112th District State Representative:

*JP Sredzinsky (incumbent) — Republican (unopposed) 907 / Independent (cross-endorsed) 166

Secretary of the State:

*Denise Marrill (incumbent) — Democratic 6,485 / Working Families (cross-endorsed) 222

*Susan Chapman — Republican 6,068 / Independent (cross-endorsed) 215

*Heather Lynn Sylvestre Gwynn — Libertarian 108

*S. Michael DeRosa — Green 82

State Treasurer:

*Shawn Wooden — Democratic 6,298 / Working Families (cross-endorsed) 226

*Thad Gray — Republican 6,179 / Independent (cross-endorsed) 234

*Jessie Brohinsky — Libertarian 148

State Comptroller:

*Kevin Lembo (incumbent) — Democratic 6,275 / Working Families (cross-endorsed) 202

*Kurt Miller — Republican 6,983 / Independent (cross-endorsed) 210

*Paul Passarelli — Libertarian 131

*Edward Heflin — Green 113

State Attorney General:

*William Tong — Democratic 6,220 / Working Families (cross-endorsed) 182

*Sue Hatfield — Republican 6,388 / Independent (cross-endorsed) 240

*Peter Goselin — Green 137

Judge of Probate (regional):

*Daniel O’Grady (incumbent) — (unopposed) 8,749

State Constitutional Question on Transportation Spending:

Yes — 10,939 / No — 1,167

State Constitutional Question on land/Property Conveyance:

Yes — 10,095 / No — 1,803

Local Authorization for $14.8 Million for New Police Station:

Yes — 7,841 / No — 4,644

Between in person and absentee voting, 13,624 ballots were cast in Newtown, including 1,250 absentee (with 14 rejected).

Registrars reported 114 Election Day Voter Registrations were added to the existing list of 17,688 eligible and qualified Newtown voters.

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This Week's Poll

Do you ever resist or back away from stating your true opinion about something on Facebook because you are afraid of what your friends and others will think?

Yes
75% (3 votes)
No
25% (1 vote)
Total votes: 4