Mayor Joe Ganim claims victory in Bridgeport


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Mayor Joe Ganim has won election for Mayor in Bridgeport over Senator Marilyn Moore Tuesday.

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In his victory speech he thanked the people of Bridgeport: “Thank you, Bridgeport, for honoring me to be your mayor for what will be my 7th term.” 

Ganim said Tuesday after he declared victory, “We’ve got a lot of work to do; I’m excited about it. It allows us to progress.”

Ganim beat Moore in the Democratic primary in September, but the race didn’t end there. When the ballots were counted, Ganim had won by only 270 votes, largely absentee ballots.

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Since then, Moore has sued for a reelection citing absentee ballot tampering and voter intimidation on the part of the Ganim campaign.

On Monday, the State Supreme Court ruled that the election Tuesday would go on as scheduled, and that they would hand down a decision on the absentee ballot irregularities at a later time.

Tuesday morning, Ganim was out voting and visiting polling places across the city:

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