Connecticut Voter Files Federal Lawsuit Against Law Permitting Parties to Expel Voters


By Richard Winger On February 3, Jane Miller sued some Connecticut local election officials, and some local Republican Party officers, because they expelled her from the Republican Party on April 20, 2015. Without her consent, they changed her voter registration from “Republican” to “independent”, on the grounds that in 2013, she had accepted a Democratic Party nomination to run for a local office. Miller v Dunkerton, 3:16cv-174.
She has not been a registered Democrat at any time since 2003, and it is possible she has never been a registered Democrat at all, although her complaint is vague about that. She registered …read more