New Jersey Governor Race Too Close to Call After Murphy Miraculously Takes Lead on Wednesday Morning
Weird things happened overnight in Bergen County.
Experts believed New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy would easily win on Tuesday night. But we learned in 2016 and Tuesday night that the experts are often wrong.
The New Jersey governor race is too close to call. Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli trails Murphy by about 1,400 votes as of this morning.
About 6k more votes just reported out in Hudson County, NJ. Murphy nets 1,732 votes to take the lead in the statewide tally:
Murphy 1,176,254 (49.6%)
Ciattarelli 1,174,587 (49.6%)
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) November 3, 2021
First, we have Essex County. It seems the counting continues in heavier populated places. Murphy will probably win, but still. So odd.
#njmornings With NJ Gubernatorial race still SO close, Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin tells me where the 56 districts in which votes have not been counted are located. Full story on why they have not been counted and what happens next, today @News12NJ pic.twitter.com/lj1w5BANTA
— Tony Caputo (@TonyCaputo) November 3, 2021
Then something interesting happened in Bergen County. We went to bed last night with Ciattarelli up by 5% with 100% of the county reporting with 219,894 votes.
We woke up with 261,528 votes counted and Murphy up by 4%. The county somehow found 40,000 votes overnight
Could it be absentee and mail-in ballots? I thought they counted those first. New Jersey anchor Kurt Siegelin said officials are still counting those votes.
Murphy edged into the lead this AM. +1408 votes at last check.
Vbm & provisionals still being counted.
Bergen County was Ciattarelli last night, now Murphy by 11k this morning.
— Kurt Siegelin (@kurtsiegelin) November 3, 2021
The County Clerk website still says Ciattarelli is ahead. It hasn’t updated its count.
Bergen County, NJ reported 219,894 votes last night at midnight – 100% reporting, with 52% for @Jack4NJ. This morning Bergen County has 261,528 votes (40k more votes) and now shows @GovMurphy as the declared winner of that county. Share this. Make them report it. FULL AUDIT. pic.twitter.com/hfzfY5TnKj
— Ian Smith (@iansmithfitness) November 3, 2021
Further proof that some fishy business went on in #Bergen county #NJ in the #Ciattarelli/#Murphy race at 1:54 am on Nov. 3, 2021. The Bergen county clerk’s page is still showing that Ciatarelli won Bergen with 100% of the votes in. See the time stamps. https://t.co/AJDhz57jx1 pic.twitter.com/1Bx2xhQp89
— Arina O. Grossu (@ArinaGrossu) November 3, 2021
— Tricia Flanagan (R-NJ) (@NewDayForNJ) November 3, 2021
Bergen County, NJ
Midnight: 219,894 votes
Ciattarelli up 5%
7:30 AM: 261,528 votes
Murphy up 4%
Democrats “found” 41,634 votes.
Audit New Jersey?
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) November 3, 2021
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