(Watch) Sen. Sampson Challenges Majority Democrats on Lack of Election Integrity

March 28, 2022


Sen. Sampson spent 4+ hours on the floor of the Senate making a strong case for holding elections the right way, using the proper constitutional process for the creation of no-excuse absentee voting and adopting the best practices of other states with more significant mail-in voting. Sadly, his warnings were ignored. The state senate voted overwhelmingly to pass House Bill 5262 – https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillsta…


This bill effectively makes everyone eligible for an absentee ballot and opens the door for another full-on mail-in voting election like CT had in 2020. In 2020, the state spent $7.1M of taxpayer dollars to mail out ballot applications to every voter on our poorly maintained voter rolls, causing hundreds of thousands of applications to be returned, including tens of thousands sent to voters who moved away years ago, or even those that passed away as much as 10 or 15 years ago. Many ballots were lost in the mail. Others arrived after election day and were not counted, disenfranchising voters. Those problems are only the tip of the iceberg. Senator Sampson fears that the 2022 cycle will prove to be the worst election in Connecticut history. He offered eight amendments during the debate yesterday, all designed to ensure the integrity of our election process. Democrats voted every one of them down on a party line. Please take the time to watch and know what your government is up to.