The state Elections Enforcement Commission is investigating a complaint by Norwich's two registrars of voters that a state representative working as a political consultant to the city's Democratic mayoral candidate tried to intimidate the officials.
The Bulletin reports that Republican registrar Dianne Slopak and Democrat Dianne Daniels have accused state Rep. Geoffrey Luxenberg, D-Manchester, co-owner of a consulting firm, of threatening to sue and complain to the Elections Enforcement division unless the registrars immediately supplied him with emergency applications for absentee ballots.
Luxenberg's consulting firm represents mayoral candidate Deb Hinchey. He said Tuesday the complaint was politically motivated and baseless.
Slopak says the lawmaker was trying to intimidate her and Daniels. She denied that the complaint is politically motivated.
Hinchey said no laws were broken and has "complete faith" in those who work for her.
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