Malloy hopes for high turnout at polls in cities

- FILE - Governor Dannel Malloy (right) voting at the polls after a long delay in Hartford, November 4, 2014.

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– It’s the same two candidates that we had four years ago, Malloy versus Foley, but a lot has changed in the past four years. Back then, Malloy was voting in Stamford. Now he calls the Governor’s Mansion home so he’s now voting in Hartford.

Malloy kept one thing the same. Just like in 2010, he had a rally with President Obama in Bridgeport just before the election. In 2010, that rally brought out so many voters that they ran out of ballots in Bridgeport, and so many Malloy voters that Bridgeport won Malloy the election. Four years later, Obama isn’t nearly as popular, rules have changed requiring towns to have more ballots, and Malloy isn’t just the former Mayor of Stamford, he actually has a record in Hartford on which to run.

And even though the public knows both Malloy and Foley better this time around, 7 percent of voters are still undecided. Malloy has got a huge phone bank operation that he says has made half a million person to person calls in the last two days. He says he is doing everything he can to win that undecided 7 percent.

“I’m not confident at all, we have a job to do, said Governor Malloy. “Listen, we’ve done a great job to be in this situation that we’re in where we can win this election if we get our voters to the polls.”

Just like four years ago, Malloy wants turnout to be high, especially in the cities. Malloy himself will vote at the Hartford Seminary a little after seven this morning. The polls are open from 6 am to 8 pm.

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