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.