Polls close in Connecticut - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Polls close in Connecticut


The polls have closed in Connecticut and results will now decide who the state's seven electoral college votes will be awarded to, as well as who will take over the United States Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Voters have been flocking to polling locations across Connecticut and all but two of the state's voting precincts were open, just a week after Hurricane Sandy devastated many areas of the state.

The two locations, one in Bridgeport and the other in New London, needed to be relocated because of flooding.

A state election official said that for the most part, things went without any major issues, and it seemed to be one of the biggest complaints was from people who needed to wait in long lines to cast their ballot.

President Barack Obama is expected to win Connecticut and its electoral college votes over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The state's closely-watched race between United States Rep. Chris Murphy and Republican challenger Linda McMahon will also be decided, and the winner will claim the seat being vacated by Lieberman.

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