Another Short Story: Courtney and Working Families Votes Uncounted

Another story of candidates and parties shorted votes.  (Previous story with links to earlier reports of inaccurate reported results)  This time it is the Working Families Party and Joe Courtney.

Update 1/15: Add Sherman and Plainfield to the list

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David Bidell noticed nine cases where the Working Families Party got zero votes.

Checking today, we see that according the Secretary of the State’s website, in Colchester, the votes for representative in the 2nd district are:

Sullivan-Rep: 2474
Courtney-Dem: 5120
Deshefy=Green: 175
Courtney-WKF: 0
Vachon: 1

But Courtney and the Working Families Party should have been credited with 208 more votes!

The question in an email from David Bidell:

Dear Ms. Bray:

I saw  published election results that Joe Courtney beat Sean Sullivan
5,120-2,474 in Colchester.  Can you tell me, in addition, how many votes
were cast for Scott Deshefy (Green), and how many of Courtney’s votes
werecast on the Working Families Party line?  I am trying to assess the
impactof third-party voting in CT.

Thank you for your assistance.

The response from the Colchester Town Clerk, Nancy Bray:

Hello Mr. Bedell:
Happy to answer your questions; G. Scott Deshefy received 175 votes for
Congressman.  Joe Courtney received 208 votes under the Working Families
line.  Anything else you need, please feel free to e-mail or call me.

Update 1/15:

From David Bidell to Plainfield Registrars:

I saw  published election results that Joe Courtney beat Sean Sullivan
3,952-1,746 in Plainfield.  Can you tell me, in addition, how many votes
were cast for Scott Deshefy (Green), and how many of Courtney’s votes were
cast on the Working Families Party line?  I am trying to assess the impact
of third-party voting in CT.

From Sonia Chapman, Plainfield:

J Courtney received 280 votes from working families and S Deshefy recieved
107 votes

From David Bidell to Sherman, Assistant Town Clerk Ellen Hipp:

I saw published election results that Chris Murphy beat David Cappiello
1,026-1,024 in Sherman.  Can you tell me, in addition, how many votes
were cast for Harold Burbank (Green), Thomas Winn (Independent), and how many
of Murphy’s votes were cast on the Working Families Party line?  I am
trying to assess the impact of third-party voting in CT.

From Assistant Town Clerk Ellen Hipp:

Burbank – 16
Winn – 15
Murphy Working Parties – 48
Murphy Unknown – 24

Unknown votes are when a person votes for a candidate under 2 different
parties and only one vote is counted.

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