ARE VIOLATIONS OF ELECTION LAWS NOW A PRICE OF ‘DOING BUSINESS’ TO WIN ELECTIONS?

This election cycle in Connecticut, in addition to being a straight-out circus, has also seen a rash of complaints filed by the respective party chairmen and others, alleging violations of election laws. Democratic party boss Nancy DiNardo and her Republican counterpart Chris Healy have both filed complaints with the state Elections Enforcement Commission for various reasons.

But none of these complaints will be resolved until after the election. Many times if the complaint is sustained, the penalty is a fine. So if one is thinking cynically (as The Shad sometimes does), one could think that some campaigns can willingly violate election law and see it as a price of “doing business” to win the election. Just sayin’…