CONNECTICUT 7 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Secretary of State)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2019 est.
3,565,267

Registration, Nov. 2020
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Connecticut has: 8 counties and 169 towns.
Largest counties: Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven.
Largest cities: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury. 

Government
Governor: Ned Lamont (D) elected in 2018.
State Legislature: Connecticut General Assembly   House: 151 seats  Senate: 36 seats
Local: Cities and Towns   NACO
U.S. House: 5D, 0R - 1.J.Larson (D) | 2. J.Courtney (D) | 3. R.DeLauro (D) | 4. J.Himes (D) | 5. J.Hayes (D) >
U.S. Senate: Chris Murphy (D) re-elected in 2018, Richard Blumenthal (D) re-elected in 2016. 
2020
 
U.S. House: All five House Members are seeking re-election.
State Legislature: All 36 Senate seats and 151 House seats are up. 

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The Constitution State
General Election -- Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Connecticut has Election Day Registration. >

Absentee ballot applications are being sent to every registered voter and include a postage-paid return envelope.
On the ballot
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Biden/Harris (Dem.)


Trump/Pence (Rep.)


Jorgensen/Cohen (Lib.)


Hawkins/Walker (Grn.)





Overview: Connectictut's electoral votes look set to end up in the Democratic column as they have for every presidential election since 1992.

Secretary of State: Election Plan/Grants.

 
Presidential and State Primary Election -- Tuesday, April 28, 2020 June 2, 2020 August 11, 2020

Democrats
75 Delegates: 40 District, 14 At-Large, 6 PLEO, 15 Unpledged.
Republicans




General Election Winners in Connecticut, 1992-2016
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Clinton
42.21%
Clinton
52.83%
Gore
55.91%
Kerry
54.31%
Obama
60.69%
Obama
58.06%
Clinton
54.57%
  and the details...

General Election -- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,572,337.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 63.9%.


Registration:
2,178,169. >
There is Election Day registration for those who meet the elibility requirements.

Official Results >

 
+Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)
897,572
(54.57)
Trump/Pence (Rep.)
673,215
(40.93)
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
48,676
(2.96)
Stein/Baraka (Grn.)
22,841
(1.39)
McMullin/Johnson (w/in)
2,108
(0.13)
Castle/Bradley (w/in)
147

other w/ins (18)
332

 Total........1,644,891



Overview: The last Republican presidential candidate to carry Connecticut was George H.W. Bush in 1988, and that did not change in 2016, as the Clinton/Kaine ticket won with a plurality of 224,357 votes (13.64 percentage points).
   In terms of visits, Donald Trump did an event at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield on Aug. 13.  For the Democrats Connecticut was a fundraising stop.  Hillary Clinton did a fundraiser in Greenwich on Aug. 15, Tim Kaine did one in Middle Haddam on Oct. 25, and Bill Clinton did fundraisers in Warren, New Preston and Greenwich on Oct. 10.  Jill Stein spoke at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Sept. 22.  The campaign of Gary Johnson gained a bit of attention in late Sept. 2016 with the announcement of actress Melissa Joan Hart as Connecticut state chair.
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BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,558,470.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 60.9%.


Registration:
Rep. 430,564 (20.60%)   Dem. 768,176 (36.75%)   Minor 18,960   Unaff. 872,839 (41.75%)   ...Total 2,090,539.
Voter Registration Deadline:
Mail-In - Oct. 23, 2012.
In-Person - Oct. 30, 2012 .


Number of absentee ballots counted: 148,745 (additional 3,211 received but rejected).
Official Results >

 
Romney/Ryan (Rep.) 634,892
(40.73)
+Obama/Biden (Dem.) 905,083
(58.06)
Anderson/Rodriguez (Ind.) 5,487
(0.35)
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
12,580
(0.81)
Stein/Honkala (w/in)
863

more w/in (5)
55

Total........1,558,960

 


Total ballots cast: 1,560,640
2008 Overview
Connecticut was very much in the blue column and did not see much of the presidential campaign other than as a fundraising stop: Obama
(Stamford and Westport on Aug. 6), Biden (Kent on Oct. 13), Romney (Greenwich on May 20) and Paul Ryan (West Hartford, Darien and Greenwich on Sept. 30); Romney and wife Ann also made stops before the April 24 primary.  Additionally Libertarian VP nominee Jim Gray appeared at the University of Connecticut on Sept. 20.  The Obama ticket achieved a plurality of 270,191 votes (17.33 percentage points), carrying all counties except Litchfield.
Obama  |  (Romney)
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,451,296.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 67.2%.


Registration
: Rep. 427,110 (20.34%)   Dem. 780,338 (37.17%)   Minor 7,550   Unaff. 884,023 (42.12%)  ...Total 2,099,021.

"Between January 1, 2008 and the October 28, 2008 voter registration deadline more than 300,000 Connecticut new voters registered, including more than 130,000 young voters between the ages of 18 and 29."

Official Results >


McCain/Palin (Rep.)
628,873
(38.13)
+Obama/Biden (Dem.)
1,000,994
(60.69)
Nader/Gonzalez (IndPty)
19,113
(1.16)
Baldwin/Castle (w/in)
302

Calero/Kennedy (w/in)
36

McKinney/Clemente (w/in)
63

Moore/Alexander (w/in)
18
(all w/ins 0.03)
Total........1,649,399



2008 Overview
As expected, Obama/Biden handily won Connecticut amassing a plurality of 372,121 votes (22.56 percentage points).  Note that Democrats strengthened their registration advantage between the Feb. 5 primary and the general election; the number of registered Democrats increased by 104,775 compared to 18,364 for the Republicans (Democratic advantage from 13.92 percentage points to 16.83 percentage points).
Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies  |  Nader

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,429,634.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 65.0%.

Absentee ballots received: 144,582  ...less 2,787 rejected 
Absentee ballots counted: 141,698

Registration: Rep. 438,554 (22.04%)  Dem. 670,356 (33.69%)   Minor 4,465   Unaff. 876,538 (44.05%)  ...Total 1,989,913.
Registration Deadline: Oct. 19, 2004.

Official Results

Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
693,826
(43.95)
+Kerry/Edwards (Dem.) 
857,488
(54.31)
Cobb/LaMarche (Grn.) 9,564 (0.61)
Peroutka/Baldwin (CC) 1,543
(0.10)
Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.)
3,367
(0.21)
Nader/Camejo (Petition)
12,969
(0.82)
Calero/Hawkins (w/in)
12
   - 
Total........1,578,769
 

Number checked as having voted:  1,607,808.
2004 Overview
Kerry-Edwards won with a plurality of 163,662 votes (10.36 percentage points).  Kerry finished ahead in all counties except Litchfield and in 107 towns to 61 for Bush and 1 tied.
General Election Details

General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,357,687.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 61.9%.


Registration: Rep. 452,654 (24.15%)   Dem. 643,822 (34.35%)   Minor 4,164   Unaff. 773,605 (41.28%)  ....Total 1,874,245.



Official Results


Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
561,094
 (38.44)
+Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
816,015
(55.91)
Phillips/Frazier (CC)
9,695
(0.66)
Nader/LaDuke (Grn.)
64,452
(4.42)
Buchanan/Foster (Ref.)
4,731
(0.32)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
3,484
(0.24)
Write-ins (6)
54
 (0.00)
Total........1,459,525


2000 Overview
Sen. Lieberman won twice in his home state.  The Gore-Lieberman ticket prevailed with a plurality of 254,921 votes (17.47 percentage points) over Bush-Cheney, and voters handily re-elected him to the U.S. Senate.  Ralph Nader, who hails from Winsted, managed just a 4.42% showing.  Republicans picked up a U.S. House seat as challenger Rob Simmons narrowly defeated ten-term incumbent Democrat Rep. Sam Gejdenson in the 2nd Congressional District (Groton-New London). 
General Election Activity

1992 and 1996 General Elections

1992
Clinton (Dem.)......682,318
(42.21)
Bush (Rep.)..........578,313
(35.78)
Perot (Ind.)...........348,771
(21.58)
Others (2+w/ins)......6,930
(0.43)
Total........1,616,332

1996
Clinton (Dem.).......735,740
(52.83)
Dole (Rep.)...........483,109
(34.69)
Perot (Ref.)...........139,523
(10.02)
Nader (Grn.)............24,321
(1.75)
Others (3+w/ins)........9,921
(0.71)
Total........1,392,614
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