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“I never imagined that a sitting president would question our elections,” Secretary of the State Denise Merrill tells the Business Journal.
The 20th Amendment to the Constitution states that “the terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January” -- meaning that, even if the election was delayed, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence would still have to vacate the office by that date if they do not win re-election.
While three of the bills were overwhelmingly approved, the fourth -- which includes a provision allowing civil lawsuits to be filed against police officers and municipalities in certain circumstances -- only passed at 9 a.m. today after much debate.
“This case was part of a nationwide right-wing voter suppression campaign challenging the ability of Americans to safely exercise their right to vote during this unprecedented public health crisis," declared State Attorney General William Tong.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is seeking to convene a special session of the state legislature “very soon,” although more details about the timing are yet to be disseminated.
Cybersecurity efforts will also be ramped up. "All the information we have received from the federal intelligence community indicates that various malicious actors are still seeking to disrupt our elections," according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.