Conn. Democrats seek to change ballot order rules

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — House Republican leader Lawrence Cafero is angry Democrats want to change the order of candidates on the Election Day ballot.

He called it "another example of arrogant one-party rule."

The legislature's Government Administration and Elections Committee, controlled by Democrats, approved a bill that would always give the political party of the current governor top billing.

Last year, Republicans challenged a decision to list Democrats at the top, even though a Democrat won the 2010 governor's race.

They argued — and the State Supreme Court agreed — their candidates should get top billing because Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ultimately won with votes he garnered as a Working Families Party candidate.

Democrats said they're trying to make the law consistent with the assumption the top line goes to the governor's party.

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SOMEBODY has to be at the top...........be thankful we dont have 5 or 6 "choices"....there will be a free for all.......
 

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