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  City Asked To Un-"Democrat" Lieberman
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Last EditedRipzaw  Aug 21, 2006 03:29pm
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News DateMonday, August 21, 2006 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA day after U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman declared himself a "devoted Democrat" on national TV, peace activists in his hometown of New Haven asked the local registrar of voters (Sharon Ferrucci, pictured) Monday afternoon to strip him of his party affiliation because of his third-party reelection bid against party-endorsed Ned Lamont.

Some two dozen activists, camera crews and reporters squeezed into the narrow entry to the second-floor Registrar of Voters office to present their request to Ferrucci. Ferrucci said she wasn't familiar with the law. In a friendly encounter with the surprise crowd in her office, Ferrucci promised, "I will read it and get back to you" within 48 hours or sooner.

The activists cited Section 9-61 of Chapter 143 of the state statutes in their request. That section allows for a Democrat's party afffiliation to be "stricken or excluded" for two years if he runs for office as a candidate of a different party. To read the section of the statute, follow these steps: Click here. Then type "9-61" in the box for "Section number." Click on "Chapter 143." Finally, click on "Sec. 9-61." (Unfortunately, there's no apparent short-cut on the state web site.)
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