December 19, 2016/Press Releases

CT Dems’ Statement On Electoral College Vote

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.

“While the presidential election obviously didn’t turn out the way we had hoped, I am proud that Connecticut overwhelmingly supported Secretary Clinton and that all seven of our electoral votes went to the Democratic nominee. Over the next four years, Donald Trump and his Republican allies will try to roll back much of the progress we have made and take health care from millions of people, halt efforts to combat climate change, and give massive tax breaks to the very wealthiest people and corporations, to give just a few examples.

“The best way for us to fight back against Trump’s radical agenda is to organize and work together to make sure our voices are heard in elections – not just to the White House, but to city councils, mayors’ offices, legislative branches, and Congress. It also means standing together in protest when our values are threatened. 

That starts with electing Democrats at all levels of government who will stand up to the Trump agenda. That will be our focus over the next four years, starting this year as our party prepares for elections in towns and cities across our state.”