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Sunday, October 04, 2020

Dan Bumgardner was a lifelong Republican supporter until the 2016 election. The 63-year-old former investment banker from Darien worked for the Republican presidential campaigns of the late Sen. John McCain in 2008 and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich in 2016.

But after the election of President Donald Trump, he changed his voter registration from unaffiliated to Democrat and was elected a Democratic member of the Darien Board of Finance.

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...A Hearst Connecticut Media analysis of state voter registration data from just before the 2016 election to two weeks ago shows Bumgardner is part of a trend in Darien and across the state. While a plurality remain unaffiliated, Connecticut voters are increasingly identifying as Democrats, even in former Republican strongholds, while the Republican party across the state has seen a decline in affiliations since 2016.

Voter registration data from Sept. 14 for every town in Connecticut each year from 2016 through 2020 from the Secretary of the State's office provides a snapshot of registration through the state.

The data shows Democrats have gained at least 8545 active registered Democratic voters -- a 1 percent increase -- since 2016. Republican registration was down 1 percent on Sept. 14, compared to 2016.

"I didn't realize Democrats had an increase like that and that's unusual, that's new," said Secretary of State Denise Merrill....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-04 11:58 AM | Reply

From what I have seen, CT is the exception and not the rule, most other States are showing drastically higher GOP net numbers, mostly driven by the fact that the GOP has had an actual ground game since June.

#2 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-10-04 02:37 PM | Reply

@#2

Democrats lead Republicans in new voter registrations in four battleground states
thehill.com

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-04 02:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Dan Bumgardner was a lifelong Republican supporter until the 2016 election."

Well he had the right name for it!
Sounds like he might be in the little black book of one Lady G.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-06 12:27 AM | Reply

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