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  Connecticut
State Government
  Governor  Ned Lamont 1 18 +3.15%
  Lieutenant Governor  Susan Bysiewicz 1 18 +3.15%
  Secretary of State  Denise W. Merrill 3 18 +13.40%
  Attorney General  William Tong 1 18 +6.01%
  Treasurer  Shawn Wooden 1 18 +11.43%
  Comptroller  Kevin Lembo 3 18 +11.90%
  CT State Senate  Democratic Party Control 0 19 +22.22%
  CT State House  Democratic Party Control 1 19 +20.53%
President
  President  Hillary Clinton 0 16 +13.64%
Senate
  Senate Class I  Chris Murphy 2 18 +20.18%
  Senate Class III  Richard Blumenthal 2 16 +28.57%
House of Representatives
  CT - District 01  John B. Larson 11 18 +28.84%
  CT - District 02  Joe Courtney 7 18 +26.72%
  CT - District 03  Rosa L. DeLauro 15 18 +29.20%
  CT - District 04  Jim Himes 6 18 +22.42%
  CT - District 05  Jahana Hayes 1 18 +11.75%
County List
 Counties   
Initiatives and Referenda
 Public Questions   

Sub-Races
% Of Total VotesOfficeConnecticut WinnerYrConnecticut Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race
1.30% U.S. Executive   Hillary Clinton 16 7 100.00% +57.81%
1.20% Popular Vote   Hillary Clinton 16 897,572 54.57% +6.38%

Neighbors
Massachusetts, United States  
New York, United States  
Rhode Island, United States  

Created From
[X] Connecticut Colony
State DETAILS
Parents > United States  
Established June 18, 1776
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedRP November 29, 2015 09:45pm
Description Connecticut's Start as a State
Connecticut’s Declaration of Independence Day is considered June 18, 1776. On this date, Colonial Governor Jonathan Trumbull issued the Independence proclamation. This followed the Connecticut General Assembly two days prior, ordering the delegates to the Continental Congress to vote for independence. Colony of Connecticut container... [Link]

Unlike most of the other 13 colonies, Connecticut felt no need to draw up a new constitution for the State of Connecticut. From "Connecticut Constitutional History, 1776-1988" [Link] by Wesley W. Horton, "the General Assembly declared in 1776:
------Be it enacted...That the ancient form of civil government contained in the Charter from Charles the II, King of England, and adopted by the people of this state, shall be and remain the civil constitution of this state, under the sole authority of the people hereof, independent of any king or prince whatever."

Technically, from 1776 until 1818 (when the 1st Connecticut Constitution was adopted), Connecticut operated under the Colonial Charter, but as a State instead of as a colony.

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MAPS
CT CDs 2013-2023 Jan 3, 2013-Jan 3, 2023


Largest Population Cities  
# City County Population As Of
1 Bridgeport Fairfield 144,229 2010-04-01
2 New Haven New Haven 129,779 2010-04-01
3 Hartford Hartford 124,775 2010-04-01
4 Stamford Fairfield 122,643 2010-04-01
5 Waterbury New Haven 110,366 2010-04-01
6 Norwalk Fairfield 85,603 2010-04-01
7 Danbury Fairfield 80,893 2010-04-01
8 New Britain Hartford 71,254 2010-04-01
9 Bristol Hartford 61,353 2010-04-01
10 Meriden New Haven 59,653 2010-04-01
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Largest Population Counties  
# County State Population As Of
1 Fairfield CT 901,208 2009-07-01
2 Hartford CT 879,835 2009-07-01
3 New Haven CT 848,006 2009-07-01
4 New London CT 266,830 2009-07-01
5 Litchfield CT 188,728 2009-07-01
6 Middlesex CT 165,702 2009-07-01
7 Tolland CT 150,461 2009-07-01
8 Windham CT 117,518 2009-07-01

HISTORY
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INFORMATION LINKS
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Connecticut Republicans  Discuss
Green Party of Connecticut  Discuss
Guilty Party  Discuss
Libertarian Party of Connecticut  Discuss

PARTY REGISTRATION
Pty Amount % Yr Chg As Of Contributor
I 900,699 42.60% -0.59% Oct 27, 2015 RP
D 776,886 36.74% -0.71% Oct 27, 2015 RP
R 429,301 20.30% -0.52% Oct 27, 2015 RP
IDP 3,508 0.17% +0.00% Oct 27, 2015 RP
G 2,151 0.10% +0.00% Oct 27, 2015 RP
LBT 1,147 0.05% +0.00% Oct 27, 2015 RP
CNC 326 0.02% +0.00% Oct 27, 2015 RP
REF 311 0.01% +0.00% Oct 27, 2015 RP
WFP 56 0.00% +0.00% Oct 27, 2015 RP

DEMOGRAPHIC
Population
Demographic Amount % As Of Contributor
Population 3,574,097 100.00% Apr 01, 2010 RP

MEDIA

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 01, 1900 05:00am Jan 01, 1900 07:00pm General Election CT Poll Open and Close Times Set  RP 
Aug 10, 2010 05:00am Aug 10, 2010 07:00pm Primary Election CT Primary Election  RP 
Apr 24, 2012 01:00am Apr 24, 2012 01:00am Presidential Primary CT Presidential Primary  Picimpalious 
Aug 14, 2012 05:00pm Aug 14, 2012 07:00pm Primary Election CT Primary Election  RP 
Apr 26, 2016 05:00am Apr 26, 2016 07:00pm Primary Election CT Primary Election  RP 
Aug 14, 2018 05:00am Aug 14, 2018 07:00pm Primary Election CT Primary Election  RP 
Aug 11, 2020 05:00am Aug 11, 2020 07:00pm Primary Election CT Primary Election  RP 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 06, 2012 02:10am Proposed Legislation Connecticut poised to repeal death penalty  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 07, 2011 06:20pm Proposed Legislation Dispatches: Marijuana, Prison Rape, Transgender Rights and Bath Salts  Article Jason 
Feb 18, 2011 03:00pm Opinion Special Elections in Connecticut Hold Possible National Significance  Article Scott³ 
Jan 24, 2011 10:00pm News [CT] State GOP Eager To Gain Ground In Special Elections  Article Scott³ 
Nov 29, 2010 02:00pm Proposed Legislation [CT] Death Penalty Ban Considered  Article Jason 
Oct 22, 2009 06:00pm Idiocy Republicans Overtweet  Article Nikki from Beacon Hill 
Feb 26, 2009 03:00am News WWE's McMahon Wins Bid For School Board  Article RBH 
Nov 12, 2008 07:55am News Gay couples prepare to marry in Connecticut  Article Monsieur 
Oct 10, 2008 10:15am News [CT] State Supreme Court says same-sex couples can marry  Article Servo 
Mar 28, 2008 08:00am Blog Entry [CT] Voter Registration Continues Record Pace  Article ArmyDem 
Mar 01, 2008 11:00am Scandal Private Shingle On A Public Court [CT judge]  Article Chronicler 
Jul 10, 2007 02:00pm News Tied party primaries will no longer settled by flip of coin  Article CBlock941 
Jun 13, 2007 02:15pm News GOP Chief Healy, A Recovering Alcoholic, Says He Had Relapse And Has Resumed Counseling  Article MadViking 
Feb 09, 2007 09:00pm News School Funding Proposal Would Add Billions, Rework State-Town Cost-Sharing Formula  Article MadViking 
Oct 23, 2006 02:00pm Endorsement A Case For Change In Congress in Connecticut  Article COSDem 
Aug 21, 2006 11:00am General Bush not a winner in 'home' state, but not alone  Article Monsieur 
May 02, 2006 10:00am News Poll: Rell still tops, Lieberman not hurt by Iraq stance  Article New York Democrat 
Feb 26, 2006 01:00pm News Mastery Test's Format At Issue  Article MadViking 
Jan 11, 2006 10:30pm News Lieberman Has Big Lead, Especially With Republicans, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds  Article New York Democrat 
Dec 01, 2005 03:20am News [CT] Legislature Passes Reform Package  Article RP 
Oct 02, 2005 03:00pm News Connecticut's First Same-Sex Unions Proceed Civilly  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 23, 2005 01:20am News Connecticut Sues the U.S. Over School Testing  Article MadViking 
May 23, 2005 12:00pm News Conn. Wants Nation's Toughest School Junk Food Ban  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 13, 2005 12:00am News Killer who fought to speed his own death is executed  Article None Entered 
May 13, 2005 12:00am News Connecticut Carries Out Its First Execution in 45 Years  Article None Entered 
Apr 08, 2004 12:00am Poll Poll shows state [CT] against defining marriage  Article ArmyDem 
Mar 14, 2003 11:55am General Unnamed Dem would Beat Bush in CT  Article Default User 

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