The New Jersey Governor’s election was too close to call by the end of the election day. Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli was virtually tied with incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy.
1 Currently morning On Wednesday morning, 80% of the votes were counted and Chattarelli received 1,082,101 votes against Murphy’s 1,062,790. New York Times.. Several counties throughout New Jersey were still in the process of reporting the total number of votes cast.
“It wasn’t my intention, but we sent a message across the country,” Chattarelli told a supporter’s party late Tuesday night. “So listen, one day it’s true, we’re going to do this again … and we declare victory. Everyone, thank you so much for being with me.”
There was fierce competition after Murphy showed a double-digit lead in polls in the last few weeks of the election. New Jersey has more than a million registered Democrats than Republicans. Monmouth University Voting According to an announcement last week, 50% of registered voters favor Murphy against 39% of Chattarelli.
Murphy’s approval rate remained positive, with 52% of respondents to the Monmouth poll approving the governor’s ability to perform his duties, while 39% disapproved.Approval rate Stay high Despite Chattarelli’s attack on Murphy’s treatment of the coronavirus pandemic recorded by New Jersey 315 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants From COVID-19, one of the highest rates in the United States
No Democratic Governor Wins Second Consecutive Re-election in New Jersey In 40 years.. Whether Murphy won the final tally or not, close results could cause problems for Democrats entering the mid-2022.
Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, was appointed German Ambassador by former President Obama and won the first election to become New Jersey Governor in 2017. A trained certified accountant, Ciatarelli founded a medical publishing company and attended the New Jersey Legislature from 2011 to 2018.
Both candidates crossed the state endlessly on the final day of the campaign, and the Murphy campaign sought to connect Chattarelli to former President Trump, Senator Obama and Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).
“I’m here because your governor is one of the most progressive, if not the most progressive, in America,” Sanders said. Said at the rally For Murphy at Rutgers University on Thursday.
Chattarelli, who defeated the primary challengers who portrayed themselves as supporters of former President Trump, downplays Murphy’s relationship with the Democratic Party.
“Who did he bring to New Jersey? He brought Jill Biden, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders.” Chattarelli I told the rally participants Monday night in my hometown of Raritan. “The press keeps asking me,’Jack, he’s bringing all these people, who are you bringing?’ I said I’d bring Jack Chattarelli!”
The next day, Chattarelli Told voters, “If you like high property taxes and like New Jersey to be the worst place in the country to do business, wait in line for 5 hours by car, get unemployment benefits, or go to the state government If you like, vote for Phil Murphy. But if you need to make changes, you can do it by voting for Jack. “
In addition to criticizing Murphy for the high taxes and pandemic blockade of businesses, Chattarelli urged Republicans to go to polls.
“Don’t let anyone stay home because you think we can’t win or are cheating,” CNN reported last week. “Not equipped here in New Jersey. You can win this race.”