Early voting results indicate that a man who was arrested and then dropped out of the primary election for Congressional Second District could win the nomination.
As of Wednesday, Aug. 12, morning, Republican Thomas Gilmer, who had dropped out of the race on Monday, Aug. 10, was leading Justin Anderson by just a handful of votes:
Gilmer, 29, of Madison, was arrested Monday, Aug. 10, and charged with first-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree strangulation, police said.
The Connecticut GOP confirmed Aug. 11 that Gilmer had been arrested and dropped out of the race.
The winner of the primary race will face U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, a Democrat, in the November election. It is not clear that, if Gilmer won, he would accept the nomination.
As of this morning, Aug. 12, almost all of the votes in the Aug. 11 primary had been counted, but tallies in the following communities had not yet come in: Andover, East Hampton, Hampton, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, North Stonington, and Preston.
The following is a break down of which candidate won which municipality (Results provided by The New York Times):
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