Foley Drops Out of Connecticut Gov Race

There are allegations of "widespread irregularities" and possible voter fraud in Connecticut, but not enough for Republican candidate Tom Foley to continue in the razor close Governor's race.

He has decided to concede to his Democratic opponent, Dan Malloy, who leads Foley but just over 5,600 votes.

Despite Foley's decision, the Connecticut Republican party is demanding a federal and state investigation into the allegations, and at his news conference Foley concurred.

Foley said there was no significant fraud, or voter fraud that would have changed the results." Although people reported voter fraud, he said "there was no credible evidence of fraudulent voting" that would have changed the outcome of the race.

Sources say that in Bridgeport, an overwhelmingly Democratic city where polls remained open for two extra hours, some of the alleged problems included: a bag of ballots that was left unattended by a pregnant poll worker who went home sick, ballots were copied without one case, copied inside the Democratic mayor's office, vote sheets didn't add up, and union election workers allegedly left replica ballots, with the Democratic candidates' names marked off, in polling booths, which is an apparent election violation.

Foley called the voting, "chaotic," saying that "the spectacle in Bridgeport does call into question the integrity of our voting in Connecticut. Had it been closer, it might have called in the result and that should not happen."

Some voters say they waited in line for an hour, while some others just plain gave up.

Others tell us that their polling places were switched and that they are not sure if their votes were tallied.

And about that two hour voting extension in Bridgeport, one comment from viewer Alex from Greenwich, Connecticut said that "there are far too many questions...The two hour delay would provide ample time to determine which registered voters were probably not going to actually come into the polling station and vote. As the registered voting lists are checked off by hand, two hours would provide time to just check off (a) large number of names."

Mary Ellen, from Farmington, Connecticut writes: "Photocopies of ballots were made, a robo-call was sent out to residents of Bridgeport..something's rotten in the state of anybody looking into this?"

Democratic Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz assures voters that the extra polling hours in Bridgeport would not have swung the race, and election officials tell Fox News that any allegations of potential voter fraud will be investigated.

Officials in Bridgeport did not print enough ballots, which is why a Judge ordered the polls to remain open for two extra hours. Bridgeport registration runs about 63% Democratic, and 6.7% Republican.

If you suspect voting problems or voter fraud where you live, tell us. We have also been receiving reports from across the country about suspicious voting from nursing homes, group homes, and mental health facilities. Relatives of some patients are outraged and want us to investigate.

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