Updated Connecticut primary results show 20 percent of registered Republicans voted



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HARTFORD, Connecticut — Updated figures show 20 percent of registered Republicans cast ballots in the recent primary for governor.

Secretary of State Denise Merrill had previously reported that 21 percent voted on Aug. 12 in the match-up between Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney. But updated figures from local registrars of voters, released on Wednesday, show that 80,073 of 402,837 enrolled Republicans went to the polls.

Foley won the contest and now faces Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti in November.

Chaplin had the highest voter turnout, with 54.4 percent of Republicans casting ballots. The lowest was New Fairfield, with 10.3 percent.

The Secretary of the State's Office previously reported that 79 percent of voters turned out in Norwalk. The figure was actually 18.8 percent.

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