Like, a bag full of surprises!
According to CT New Junkie:
A shocking new charge emerged outside the Bridgeport government building where overtime vote-counting is taking place to determine the winner of Tuesday’s gubernatorial election: that a new “bag” full of uncounted ballots has been located.Holy shit! WTF is going on in Bridgeport?
Richard Albrecht of Bridgeport, the Foley attorney, said Foley staffers were approached around 6 p.m. by Art Laske, Bridgeport’s assistant city attorney. Laske told them there’s a “bag of ballots” somewhere in the building that have not been counted yet, according to Albrecht.
Democratic officials—whom he wouldn’t name—wanted the Foley campaign to deputize someone to help count the ballots, according to Albrecht. But the Foley campaign refused, saying it was an improper procedure.
The Foley representatives present at the press conference said they have not seen the bag.
Bridgeport Democratic Registrar Sandy Ayala:
“There is no bag missing,” Ayala said. “No bag has been found, because there is no bag missing. There’s no bag, so there’s no bag to find. Any bag used in this election has been properly sealed under lock and key. Everything will be done in the light of night. I really don’t care what they are saying on TV and radio. The Republican registrar and I are on the same page. There are no bags missing or found.”Well, OK. Look, it should be fairly easy to figure this out.
Since every voter who voted had their name checked off a list before they voted, the city has an accurate count on how many votes were cast, whether on standard ballots or photocopied ballots. When the bag in question is counted, that will go onto the total of the ballots cast. The number of voters should reconcile with the number of ballots total. If they do, great.
If they don't...well, let's just say that this will drag on through the new year before it gets resolved.