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State won’t pursue Norwalk Dems’ election-day paving complaint

This Election Day SoNo traffic backup has failed to draw the scrutiny of the State Elections Enforcement Commission.
This Election Day SoNo traffic backup has failed to draw the scrutiny of the State Elections Enforcement Commission. (Contributed photo.)

NORWALK, Conn. – A complaint filed by Norwalk Democrats against Mayor Richard Moccia and the department of public works will not be pursued by the State Elections Enforcement Commission, Norwalk Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Amanda Brown said Monday.

The complaint alleged that voter suppression and discrimination tactics were the motivations behind paving done in SoNo on Election Day.

“I am quite sure they could have found another day to pave the roads in South Norwalk,” District B Chairman Bobby Burgess said in January, when the complaint was filed. “I don’t care what anybody says, we shouldn’t put up any kind of blocks because we are trying to make sure people exercise their right to vote. Depressing that vote disturbs me.”

Brown announced the lack of action forthcoming from the state at Monday night’s NDTC meeting, beginning with the comment, “It was longshot.”

“There was no damages that they (the SEEC) were able to ascertain from what occurred,” she said, “so they are not looking into our complaint.”

A few NDTC members expressed surprise. She did not elaborate.

The SEEC did not return a Tuesday afternoon email requesting comment.

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3 responses to “State won’t pursue Norwalk Dems’ election-day paving complaint”

  1. Joe Espo

    I wonder who Bobby would sue for voter suppression if it rains on election day? Would he subpoena God or the weatherman?

  2. LWitherspoon

    Didn’t someone on Congressman Jim Himes staff also say that the allegations of voter suppression turned out not to be true?

  3. NorwalkLifer

    During the 2011 municipal election, Moccia had a jack hammer going at it outside the Dem HQ all day on election day. These are just coincidences of course.

    Can’t wait to see the bum get run out of office this year.

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