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Actor Sam Waterston Drove Voters to the Polls in Connecticut

One first-time voter said she didn't know her driver was a famous actor until people started asking for his autograph at her local polling location

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    Some Connecticut voters got a ride to the polls with a special chauffeur — actor Sam Waterston of "Law & Order" TV fame. 

    The Litchfield County resident who also stars in the Netflix series "Grace and Frankie" drove some Waterbury residents to their polling places Tuesday. 

    Jahana Hayes, who won the race for Connecticut’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives last night, posted video on social media showing Waterston wearing a Hayes campaign T-shirt while talking with two women. One was a first-time voter who said she didn't know her driver was a famous actor until people started asking for his autograph at her local polling location. 

    Hayes, a political newcomer and former national teacher of the year, ran against Republican former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos for the 5th District seat being vacated by Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty.