Judge Overturns Bridgeport, CT, Primary Election, Calling Evidence of Fraud 'Shocking' | 2 Nov 2023 | A primary election in Connecticut has been overturned by a judge, who said the evidence presented was "shocking." The Sept. 12 Democratic primary for the race to become Bridgeport's mayor included thousands of absentee ballots. John Gomes, one of the candidates, presented evidence indicating some of the ballots were cast fraudulently. State law enables absentee voting but contains multiple rules, including that a person who helps distribute more than five absentee applications must register with the town clerk as a distributor... Both women [Wanda Geter-Pataky and Eneida Martinez] were captured on video dropping off multiple absentee ballots, on multiple occasions, into drop boxes. They each declined to testify during the fraud trial, asserting their Fifth Amendment rights. Connecticut Superior Court Judge William Clark said on Nov. 1 that the conduct on the video "represents multiple violations" of state law governing absentee voting.