Sen. Sampson Blasts Secretary of the State’s Office, CT Democrats for Inaction on Securing State’s Elections

October 31, 2023

State Sen. Rob Sampson (R-Wolcott), ranking member of the Government Administration and Elections Committee, today blasted the Secretary of the State’s office and legislative Democrats for inaction on securing Connecticut’s elections. The legislature convened in a special legislative session this past September to, amongst other measures, authorize the Secretary of the State to begin the selection process for an election monitor to oversee Bridgeport’s 2023 and 2024 elections, to deter further instances of apparent voter fraud.


“Legislative Democrats refused to adopt any legitimate policy changes that might help to prevent a repeat of the apparent fraud that we witnessed in Bridgeport. Now, they’ve empowered the Secretary of the State to supposedly fix the problem and they are dragging their heels with the process. Where is the press? Connecticut Democrats need to be held to account for their clear disregard for election integrity, and the people need to know about it,” said Sen. Sampson.


In the September 26 special legislative session, Sen. Sampson introduced and debated five Senate Republican amendments to bolster absentee ballot security and address known voting abuses in direct response to the well-documented allegations of fraud at the hands of Democratic operatives in Bridgeport during the city’s 2023 mayoral primary.


Senate Democrats voted as a bloc against all five amendments.


View Sen. Sampson’s introduction of each amendment and final vote tally on the senate floor here.