© 2022 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

The loser in West Haven's mayoral election is suing the city for a redo

Joe Amon/Connecticut Public
Connecticut Public
WEST HARTFORD, CT - OCTOBER 28, 2020: West Hartford Town Hall ballot boxes on October 28, 2020 in West Hartford, Connecticut. (Joe Amon/Connecticut Public)

The mayoral election in West Haven, Connecticut, has been taken to court. 

On Monday, Republican candidate Barry Lee Cohen filed an official complaint. He hopes to contest his loss. 

Cohen was up against incumbent Mayor Nancy Rossi. She won a third term in last week’s election by 32 votes. The close results triggered Cohen's complaint — he claims there were irregularities with the counting of absentee ballots. He wants the ballots thrown out and to be declared the winner or to have the city hold a new special election. 

City officials said they followed the election by the books, and that no new election is necessary.

Copyright 2021 WSHU. To see more, visit WSHU.

Eda Uzunlar

Stand up for civility

This news story is funded in large part by Connecticut Public’s Members — listeners, viewers, and readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

We hope their support inspires you to donate so that we can continue telling stories that inform, educate, and inspire you and your neighbors. As a community-supported public media service, Connecticut Public has relied on donor support for more than 50 years.

Your donation today will allow us to continue this work on your behalf. Give today at any amount and join the 50,000 members who are building a better—and more civil—Connecticut to live, work, and play.

Related Content