What's Up With The Primaries?
After months of candidate debates, interviews, and campaign ads, it’s time for Connecticut residents to cast their ballots in the state's primary elections.
This hour, we take a look at what we can -- and cannot -- expect at the polls this Primary Day.
We also step outside Connecticut -- for a lesson on primaries in other states. What do they have to teach us? We find out and we also hear from you.
- Denise Merrill - Connecticut Secretary of the State (@SOTSMerrill)
- Seth Masket - Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver (@smotus)
- Jim Condos - Vermont Secretary of State (@VermontSOS)
The Connecticut Mirror: Secretary of the State gearing up for smooth, clean, secure primaries - "With 275,114 new registered voters from the 2016 Presidential Elections until June, Merrill attributes much of the momentum to younger voters. Over the last decade, she says the number of voters aged 18 to 24 has nearly doubled."
CT News Junkie: Connecticut Works To Fend Off CybersecurityAttacks On Election - "She said there’s a belief out there that Connecticut’s online voter registration system was 'hacked,' but the system was never impacted. Essentially the Russians knocked on the door, but were not able to get in and cause any damage or even change any information."
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.