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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Time: 10:50 AM

5:30 P.M.: About to head out to the polling locations and take photos of the turnout...MANY complaints regarding the traffic nightmare at Stadley Rough School...still scratching my head over why that polling location was moved from Broadview School in the first place.

5:00 P.M.: Sources state that turnout in Danbury is at aprox 50 percent...about a 5 percent drop from 2012.

3:00 P.M.: Contributor voting machine update. from Danbury's 5th ward (War Memorial). Count at 1435 as of 3PM.

2:30 P.M.:The latest turnout report from the Newstimes...

Polling locations were busy during the lunch hour in the Danbury area as residents cast their ballots. In Danbury, officials reported that nearly 35 percent of the city’s registered voters had cast their ballots as of noon, which is on par with the 2012 presidential election and about four percentage points behind the 2008 election.

2:00 P.M.: Keeping up with an Election Day tradition I started in 2006, I always make it a point to do a video interview the State Representative for my neck of the woods...in 2016, that State Rep, is David Arconti Jr of the 109th District...

12:30 PM Reports of several errors across the state. (Danbury Patch: Connecticut Election 2016: Long Lines and Several Glitches at the Polls Already)

Turnout at the polls is very heavy as several Connecticut communities are reporting long lines and already some towns are reporting more than 50 percent participation.


Some people were waiting up to an hour to vote at some New Haven polling locations, according to the New Haven Independent.

At least one location in Hartford is experiencing issues with the wrong ballots. Rawson School received the wrong ballots and had been using them for several hours Tuesday. Hartford Police are assisting in escorting the correct ballots to the school.

Hartford experienced numerous voting issues in the 2014 election. Voting lists weren't delivered to multiple locations by 6 a.m. and a court ordered two locations to stay open an extra half an hour.


In Naugatuck, some residents were turned away after registering via AAA or DMV and there was no record of it at the polls, NBC Connecticut reports. Those impacted residents were sent to Town Hall for same-day registration.

Moderators in Vernon said the lines were out the doors and onto the sidewalks at about 5:40 a.m., 20 minutes before the polls opened on Tuesday morning. By 6:30 a.m. at Vernon Center Middle School, 152 residents had cast ballots.

12:15 PM: Report from the Newstimes:

While turnout in Danbury is actually slightly lower than the past two presidential elections, there has been a steady flow of new voters casing ballots this morning at City Hall.

According to the registrar’s office, about 24 percent of the city’s eligible voters had already cast ballots as of 10 a.m., a two percent decline from the presidential race four years ago and a decline of four percent from the turnout in 2008 when Barack Obama became the first black president of the United States.

12:00 PM: Contribution machine count report from a reader in the 1st ward. DHS Noon 1437 and 756.

11:00 AM: The parking scene at Stadley Rough School (ward three) was horrible this morning.

Since the Registrar of Voters decided to move the polling location in the third ward from Broadview Middle School to Stadley Rough School, residents have long complained about the parking fiasco at the school.

I'm going to spend most of the day documenting the traffic nightmare at Stadley Rough because as someone who has lived in the third ward for over 15 years, parking was never a problem at the old voting location (Broadview School)...never...

10:00 AM: Report from ward three in #Danbury (Stadley Rough School). As of 9:25 AM, machine 1 count: 879, machine 2 count: 521.

Ward 4 (Shelter Rock School): Count 397 as of 10:15 AM.

9:30 AM: I'll be bringing updated reports from the voting scene throughout Greater Danbury today both here on this page and on Twitter via @hatcityblog...and I can use your help!

I want to hear about your voting experience...was it a breeze of a nightmare? Send your election day thoughts to me via twitter at @hatcityblog and I'll share your thoughts with everyone. Also, when you cast your ballots, make sure to take a note of the count on the voting machine as well as the time you casted your ballot.

Again, send your info to me via Twitter at @hatcityblog and and join in on the live-blogging experience...and no matter who you vote for, make sure to VOTE (and don't worry folks, the world will be here tomorrow :-)

We did our part...make sure you do yours...VOTE!

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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.



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