Happy New Year to Everyone!
The poll was not widely accessible nor was it available for everyone that watched the debate in person or via livestream to be able to vote because it was a vote by texting to a tele-code which is not available (accessible) on all cellphones nor does it take into consideration the many people who do not wish to get text messages from the CT GOP or it’s candidates which that type of polling opens up anyone voting to
Below is a proper poll which lists all of the currently known candidates on the CT GOP possible Convention ticket in May some are still in the Exploratory phase & others are Declared but did not attend the debate because they had not met the fundraising requirement that the chairman had set of $75,000.00 so they had their own events either prior or during via fabcebook live.
Cast your vote for any of the candidates or write in your own CT GOP candidate
Be sure to share the poll on your social media networks
The poll will close on Jan 9th since the next CT GOP Debate will be held on Jan 10th
Only a few of the candidates were up on stage because they met the fundraising qualifications set by the party chairman. My understanding is that $75,000.00 minimum had to have been raised to be invited to the debate. There is a combination of both Declared as well as those who only have Exploratory Committees.
Declared Governor Candidate Joe Visconti who did not meet the fundraising qualifications was doing a competing Live Stream on his facebook page so that his critique of the candidates, their answers and some rebuttal to the debate questions – this is similar to what Jill Stein did back in 2016 when she was excluded from the debates.
Below is the video of the debate so that you can watch.
The CT GOP Chairman had a private poll after the debate which the results are being touted on the CT GOP facebook page but sadly the wider republican voting body was not privy to that poll which is quite disappointing. I hope that a better for CT GOP members poll will be emailed out for a true measure of who are the debate winners.