Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Ridgefield Daily Voice serves Ridgefield, CT
Return to your home site

Menu

Ridgefield Daily Voice serves Ridgefield, CT

Nearby Towns

Politics

Some Ridgefield Voters Crossing Party Lines

This group of 12-year-old boys was meant to be out just reminding residents to vote, but they took party signs out with them.
This group of 12-year-old boys was meant to be out just reminding residents to vote, but they took party signs out with them. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – A group of young people in Ridgefield came out in support of Mitt Romney on Election Day. 

The Lions Heart Group, a boys' youth volunteer group dressed up in red white and blue to encourage residents to vote. Because their parents all are Republicans, mother Jean Grevers said the boys also decked themselves in Republican bumper stickers and signs.

In the Republican headquarters on Main Street, the boys were told to remind people to vote, but the boys got into the spirit and urged people to back their parents' candidate by saying “Remember to vote for Romney.”

“I think most kids go along with their parents,” said Thomas Groves, an 11-year-old who went to the polls with his mother, Janet Groves, Tuesday morning. “I of course agree with my mom.”

For Groves, a registered Republican, the vote for Romney instead of President Barack Obama was clear. “I think things need to be changed,” she said. 

“This election is about a lot of big issues,” Groves said, including the economy and women’s health.

Not everyone voted along party lines. Registered Republican Augusto Casas, voted Democrat straight across.

“I believe the Republican Party has gone too far to the right, too extremely conservative,” he said, adding he thought Obama “has done a fair job.”

The opposite is true with registered Democrat Colette Kabasakalian, who voted Republican.

She said in an email she doesn’t believe in Obamacare and Obama simply needs to get out of office.

Registered Independent Eileen Burton said she voted for Obama.

“I love Obama. I think he’s done a good job.  But he needs more time to finish.”

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Ridgefield Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.