The Corner

Where Are Tom Marsh’s Votes?

Allegations of fraud in Bridgeport are multiplying as Connecticut awaits the official results of its gubernatorial race. So far, we’ve focused on the Democratic secretary of state’s and the Republican candidate’s conflicting tabulations. But take a gander at another aberration. With 15 of 25 precincts reporting, the Associated Press lists Independent candidate Tom Marsh with no votes in Bridgeport.

It’s a strange result. True, Marsh won only two percent of the vote statewide. But Bridgeport is the state’s largest city, and in four of the five largest cities — Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Waterbury –  Marsh got 99, 220, 269, and 578 votes respectively. Wouldn’t at least somebody have voted for him?

Marsh admits to National Review Online, “If there were one city where we would have seen the least support, it would be Bridgeport.” Marsh spent more time campaigning in places like Hartford and New Haven. Still, he notes that his running mate, Cicero Booker, is the former president of the Greater Waterbury Branch of the NAACP and has extensive contacts in Bridgeport. If the ticket got no votes, “that would be a shock,” Marsh says.

When all the precincts report their results, Marsh may very well get his due. But if the trend continues, it may be worth another, more inquisitive look.

UPDATE: The secretary of state’s office has posted numbers for Bridgeport and they show Marsh with 113 votes.

Most Popular

Film & TV

Why We Can’t Have Wakanda

SPOILERS AHEAD Black Panther is a really good movie that lives up to the hype in just about every way. Surely someone at Marvel Studios had an early doubt, reading the script and thinking: “Wait, we’re going to have hundreds of African warriors in brightly colored tribal garb, using ancient weapons, ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Obstruction Confusions

In his Lawfare critique of one of my several columns about the purported obstruction case against President Trump, Gabriel Schoenfeld loses me — as I suspect he will lose others — when he says of himself, “I do not think I am Trump-deranged.” Gabe graciously expresses fondness for me, and the feeling is ... Read More
Science & Tech

Set NASA Free

The Trump administration has proposed shifting the International Space Station from a NASA-exclusive research facility to a semi-public, semi-private one. Its plan would nix all government funding for the ISS by 2025 and award at least $150 million per year to NASA to help with the transition. This would be a ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Students’ Anti-Gun Views

Are children innocents or are they leaders? Are teenagers fully autonomous decision-makers, or are they lumps of mental clay, still being molded by unfolding brain development? The Left seems to have a particularly hard time deciding these days. Take, for example, the high-school students from Parkland, ... Read More
PC Culture

Kill Chic

We live in a society in which gratuitous violence is the trademark of video games, movies, and popular music. Kill this, shoot that in repugnant detail becomes a race to the visual and spoken bottom. We have gone from Sam Peckinpah’s realistic portrayal of violent death to a gory ritual of metal ripping ... Read More

Romney Is a Misfit for America

Mitt’s back. The former governor of Massachusetts and occasional native son of Michigan has a new persona: Mr. Utah. He’s going to bring Utah conservatism to the whole Republican party and to the country at large. Wholesome, efficient, industrious, faithful. “Utah has a lot to teach the politicians in ... Read More