HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Democrats are reviewing their ramped-up, get-out-the-vote operation to see whether it could be a model for future elections.
The effort was similar to what’s been seen in battleground states.
That could make life more challenging for the state’s Republicans. Even though the GOP cites a 7 percent increase in Republican turnout in this year’s election, the party’s share of the state’s registered voters has declined since the years when former Republican Govs. John G. Rowland and M. Jodi Rell were elected. This year, the GOP made up 20.8 percent of eligible registered voters.
Results compiled by The Associated Press show Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defeated Republican Tom Foley by almost 30,000 votes.
Foley contends the Democrats tried to discourage unaffiliated voters. Democrats deny that.