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Press Releases

07/01/2020

Statement in Response to Lawsuit Challenging Voters' Access to Voting by Absentee Ballot in Light of COVID-19

"No Connecticut voter should have to choose between their health and their right to vote. As America comes together to battle the COVID-19 virus and to ensure voter participation in an election that will be held under difficult circumstances, this suit seeks to harm both efforts in Connecticut.

"This is the second suit filed by Republican candidates in as many weeks that seeks to limit the ability of voters to cast their ballots without jeopardizing their health. The plaintiffs are trying to wish away COVID-19, but you can't wish away a sickness that will render voters unable to appear in their polling places on Election Day.

"This suit will make my constituents unnecessarily vulnerable to COVID-19. It is wildly irresponsible and I intend to defend Connecticut's voters' right to vote to the full extent of the law."

- Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

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