NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Once the polls opened on Tuesday morning, viewers began making Channel 3 aware of issues at polling places across the state.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill held a post-Election Day news conference where she discussed the issues.

Tuesday night, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski sent out a series of tweets that expressed concern over some people in New Haven and at the University of Connecticut may have been allowed to vote illegally.

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There were long lines at New Haven City Hall Tuesday night and some of those people hoped to register to vote.

Around 8 p.m., the deadline by which people were supposed to be registered in order to cast a ballot, there were dozens of people who hadn't registered yet.

The head moderator in New Haven explained to Channel 3 that was what he called a "mass swearing in for new voters."

That allowed roughly 100 people to be registered by the deadline and then vote.

Stefanowski's campaign sought a court injunction to have ballots from New Haven and UConn students in Mansfield separated until they're determined to be legal.

However, Merrill said on Wednesday morning that it was likely moot at this point since Stefanowski officially conceded to Democrat Ned Lamont.

Stefanowski also confirmed that he would not pursue the injunction.

“I was very skeptical," said Kevin Arnold, head moderator, New Haven. "I knew instantly it would get challenged. I’m not an attorney but I am surprised if it wasn’t thrown out.”

A spokesperson for the secretary of the state's office said those registrars were advised to segregate the votes, but still count them from potential voters who swore as a group they've never before been registered in Connecticut.

In a tweet, Stefanowski said the court set a follow-up hearing for 10 a.m. on Friday about his concerns over the ballots.

However, he said later Wednesday morning that he would "let that go."

Other polling problems reported included wet ballots.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said some of the ballots became soggy and couldn't be read by scanners. Workers were asked to get out hair dryers and do what they could to try and dry them out.

That slowed the counting process.

Channel 3 was hoping to get an update on those ballots on Wednesday.

The votes are seen as critical since the governor's race remained too close to call on Wednesday morning.

Dr. Jilda Aliotta of the University of Hartford’s Department of Politics and Government gives perspective and says midterm elections in Connecticut could have gone much worse.

“A few soggy ballots that had to be dried out are relatively minor compared to some of the things we’re hearing from other states,” Aliotta said.

She added that Connecticut does have an antiquated voting model though, and says the state should look into early voting and open absentee voting such as other states.

When it comes to waiting on race results, she said accuracy wins.

“I realize a lot of people in our digital age want instant results. To wait a few more hours to get an accurate total particularly that it’s a close race, is not excessive,” she said.

Stay with Channel 3 for continuing coverage of Campaign 2018.

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