In Georgia, Democrats are accusing the secretary of the state of blocking tens of thousands of black people from voting. In New Haven Sunday, women working turn out the black vote heard a promise from Connecticut’s secretary of the state that she’ll help bar the door to voter suppression here.

Denise Merrill made that promise on Sunday afternoon during a New Haven campaign stop in her bid to be re-elected for a third term as Connecticut’s secretary of the state, which is the state constitutional office that oversees and administers elections.

Merrill, a Democrat, joined Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, Democratic treasurer candidate Shawn Wooden, and Republican attorney general candidate Susan Hatfield for a non-partisan, pre-election candidate forum hosted by the New Haven Alumnae of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Read more at NHIndependent-October 22, 2018