New Jersey Governor’s Race Between Jack Ciattarelli And Phil Murphy Too Close To Call

The two are separated by only 1200 votes at last count

Incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., left, and Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli laugh on stage during a gubernatorial debate at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (Amy Newman/The Record via AP) ** FILE **


New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican Jack Ciattarelli were virtually deadlocked early Wednesday after a campaign centered on the incumbent’s progressive policies and handling of the pandemic.

The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the race as votes from Tuesday’s election were still being tallied on a night that imparted some bad omens for Democrats. Incomplete returns showed Ciattarelli and the first-term governor were separated by about 1,200 votes out of more than 2.3 million cast.


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