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Democrats challenge recount in Clinton

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The election of the first selectman of Clinton may not be over just yet.

The Democratic Town Committee planned to file a court injunction on Friday in hopes of stopping Monday’s swearing in of Republican Bruce Farmer.

Farmer won in a recount by one vote.

Incumbent First Selectman Willie Fritz said the decision as to who runs the town may be left up to the court to decide.

"Hopefully we'll get a hearing in front of a judge, plead some of the cases that we have, why we think the whole thing should go to a re-vote. I think we have a strong case, but I think it’s difficult to have a judge or find a judge to throw out an election,” Fritz said.

Farmer defeated Fritz in a recount last Saturday, and is scheduled to be sworn in Monday night.

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