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[UPDATED] Romney Wins CT Primary by Landslide

East Haven's low voter turnout mirrors results across the state.

UPDATE at 4:45 a.m.

No surprise here: Connecticut Republicans have handed Mitt Romney their support in a landslide victory in today's primary.

According to the Hartford Courant, Romney has secured 67.5% of the vote for the 96% of districts reporting results as of 10:30 p.m. Those results show the other candidates received the following votes:

  • Ron Paul - 13.4%
  • Newt Gingrich - 10.3%
  • Rick Santorum - 6.9%

UPDATE at 6:45 p.m.

As expected, turnout in today's Republican presidential primary has been low in East Haven.

Local election officials told East Haven Patch that as of 3 p.m., less than 100 voters had cast their ballots townwide.

ORIGINAL STORY (Tuesday at 5:45 a.m.)

With wins in several key GOP stronghold states and Rick Santorum dropping out of the race, Mitt Romney may have the Republican Party's nomination all but locked down — but that doesn't mean East Haven Republicans shouldn't get out to cast their ballot in .

Polls for the Connecticut Republican Presidential Primary will be open here in town, and across the state, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All of 's 2,489 registered Republicans are eligible to vote in today's contest.

However, the town's 5,341 registered Democrats and 7,068 unaffiliated voters — as well as the 50 voters here registered with a minor political party — will have to wait for November's general election to cast their next ballot for a presidential candidate.

Low Turnout Expected

Karen Mozzicato, assistant , told East Haven Patch that it has been unusually slow in the office in the lead up to today's primary.

"This is the first time we've had no registrations coming in," Mozzicato said. "There's just been no activity. It's been really quiet."

Because of this, local elections officials are expecting a lower-than-normal turnout at the polls today.

"We know it's going to be slow," she said.

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Who's On the Ballot?

While Santorum is out and Romeny is the front-runner, Connecticut GOP voters will have their choice between four candidates:

  • Mitt Romney
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Ron Paul
  • Rick Santorum

The Republican candidates will be vying for Connecticut's 28 delegates, with 1,144 needed to outright win the party's presidential nomination.

Today's primary follows the statewide , which was held by the Connecticut Republican Party in Bristol on Jan. 20

Polling Locations

Here's a list of East Haven's polling locations (you can also find them in the map above):

  • District 1: Tuttle School at 108 Prospect Road
  • District 1S: East Farm Village at 55-65 Messina Drive
  • District 2: Momauguin School at 93 Cosey Beach Road
  • District 3: Deer Run School at 311 Foxon Rd.
  • District 4: Overbrook School at 54 Gerrish Avenue
  • District 5: Deer Run School at 311 Foxon Rd. (formerly Hays School)
  • District 5S: Woodview at 1270 North High Street.
Lise Cavallaro April 25, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I'm glad some people took the time to vote. Too bad more people didn't, they will be the first to complain when their choice doesn't get the nomination.
Bob Fawkes April 25, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I never said Obama wasn't bought and paid for. HE IS. Am I clear enough for you? Since this article deals with Romney, I pointed out his handlers. Mr. Poulton, don't be blinded by the old Left/Right, Liberal/Conservative paradigm. THINK FOR YOURSELF. Avoid falling into the "divide and conquer" mentality that seems to have a grip on most Americans. The same plutocracy that fronts Obama also fronts the controlled opposition, Mitt Zombie. Don't be naive and think there's a major difference between the two. There isn't. Both support the corrupt global banking system, the military industrial complex and the invasive global police state. Nothing significant will change with the Presidential election. It looks like the Repub's are lining up "Conservative Hispanic" Uncle Tom, Marco Rubio as Romney's VP. An effort I suppose, to pull some non-white votes away from Obama. Playing the Race Card, you could say... In the coming weeks, watch the comically staged "Town Hall" meetings where Romney, Obama, Biden, Rubio all loosen their ties, roll up their sleeves, and talk their BS at us "little people". Clowns, all of them and the Presidential Election is nothing more than a carefully staged Clown Show, keeping up the illusion that "your vote counts"...
Richard Poulton April 25, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Oh, I am clear enough. At least I have respect for people and don't call those I don't like names like you just did. Have some respect yourself as well as for others. But that is way too much to ask of you. By the way, since the "system" doesn't work, what would you like to replace it with? Going by the man you use as a name sake I can just imagine what that would be.
Bob Fawkes April 25, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Mr. Poulton, you name call as much as anybody else here. Did you not just refer to Obama as "the Great One"? So get off your high horse and stop preaching to me, sir. I don't have any answers as to how to "fix the system". It may very well be unfixable in its present state and it will need to run its course into whatever good or bad results. One thing the plutocracy fears more than anything is a disruption of their status quo. Informed dissent with a distinct knowledge of natural law (good and bad), acting according to conscience, can change the world for the better.....
Richard Poulton April 25, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Oh boy I called Obama the Great One. You should research some of your own comments and see names you have called people. This will end any my comments with you.

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