Democrats sweep top races on Connecticut ballot

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s all-Democrat congressional delegation will be returning to Washington intact.Sen. Richard Blumenthal won re-election and Democratic incumbents swept the races for U.S. House on a night that also saw the state vote for Hillary Clinton.

Related: Blumenthal re-elected to second term in U.S. Senate

Dr. William Petit, whose wife and two daughters were killed in a notorious 2007 home invasion, declared victory in his bid for a seat in the state House.

Voter turnout was brisk Tuesday. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said turnout could exceed the 70-to-75 percent that’s typical for presidential elections.Related: Petit wins State House District 22

Voter registration topped 2.1 million people, a record, and nearly 30,000 people took advantage of the state’s new same-day voter registration law.

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