The only problem is that the newly registered Democrat is an elected City of Hartford official and now will run afoul of Connecticut's Minority party Representation Laws as well as the Hartford City Charter.
Councilwoman Cynthia Jennings has , according to sources at City Hall, has left the Working Families Party and now has registered as a Democrat.
Connecticut State law clearly outlines the requirements for minority party representation and the Hartford City Charter as well,
Jennings jumping ship from the Working Families Party to the Democrats has now upset the required balance as outlined in Connecticut General Statutes, 9-167 as shown in the chart below/ The Hartford City Council consists of 9 members and it clearly states that no more than 6 can be Democrats, Jennings will make the Council majority 8 Democrats and a violation of State law.
Once source told me that they they Jennings switched parties to be able to collect petition signatures for Governor candidate Joe Ganim. Only registered Democrats can collect signatures for Mayor Ganim to qualify for the Democratic Primary..
Much more to come on this bizarre move by Jennings
UPDATE MONDAY 8:00PM
From the Hartford Municipal Code, Jennings actions have essentially resulted in her resignation from the Council, below is the pertinent wording from the Municipal Code
Jennings actions as outlined have "altered the party composition of the Council" therefore according to the Code, she has resigned.
Here is the link to the Hartford Municipal Code if you would like to read it yourself