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Green Says Registrar Lied On Stand

Steven Goode

September 02, 2010

State Rep. Kenneth Green testified Wednesday that the Bloomfield Democratic registrar of voters lied during her testimony in Green's lawsuit disputing the outcome of the 1st House District Democratic primary.

The registrar, Anne Wall, had testified that Green indicated in July he was comfortable with her choice of poll workers for the Aug. 10 Democratic primary.

Green, testifying in Superior Court in Hartford, said that Wall refused to replace two poll workers with those he preferred and that he felt he had been denied his right to choose the workers.

Green, who lost the endorsement of the Democratic Party, challenged Hartford City Councilman Matt Ritter in a primary and appeared to have won by two votes. But a recount determined that Ritter won by two votes, leading to Green's lawsuit.

When asked Wednesday by Marc Needelman, the Bloomfield town attorney representing Wall, if he believed she "was untruthful," in her testimony, Green replied "yes."

When asked by Ritter's attorney, Daniel J. Krisch, if he had filed any formal complaint with the secretary of the state's office or the state Elections Enforcement Commission over Wall's refusal, Green said that he had not.

Green is seeking to be named the winner of the primary or have a new primary scheduled to determine the winner.

Final arguments are scheduled before Judge A. Susan Peck Friday.

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