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Bobby Valentine Loses Stamford Mayor Race, Refuses To Congratulate His Opponent, Offers Half-Hearted Trumpian Excuses

Joe Erwin, New York Daily News, November 3, 2021:

Bobby Valentine's campaign for mayor of his hometown [Stamford, Connecticut] went into extra innings Tuesday night before he finally admitted defeat.

The former Mets manager was in a tight contest with Democrat Caroline Simmons in Stamford, Conn. — and told supporters there may have been some funny business at the polls. . . .

As he came to address his backers . . . Valentine [who ran as an independent] suggested some people may have cast multiple ballots.

"It makes my stomach turn to think that in our city, that they're actually telling me now, 'Oh, someone voted in person and they forgot they voted absentee,'" Valentine said.