It was the 2020 election all over again in New Jersey.
When Arizona was called by AP early on, President Trump just about lost his mind.
The same thing just happened in the 2021 New Jersey governor’s race.
The New Jersey governor’s race was tight all night long.
A fraction of a percent separated the two candidates for most of the night.
At one point, the two candidates were only about 200 votes apart.
This was a bit of a shocker, as Governor Murphy was supposed to run away with the election.
Even so, AP called the race before anyone else, which sent the Ciattarelli campaign off the deep end.
Ciattarelli Campaign Communications Director Stami Williams stated, “With the candidates separated by a fraction of a percent out of 2.4 million ballots cast, it’s irresponsible of the media to make this call when the New Jersey Secretary of State doesn’t even know how many ballots are left to be counted.”
With the candidates separated by a fraction of a percent out of 2.4 million ballots cast, it’s irresponsible of the media to make this call when the New Jersey Secretary of State doesn’t even know how many ballots are left to be counted. https://t.co/DnwIRASspC
— Stami Williams (@StamiLW) November 3, 2021
When most outlets signed off on Tuesday night, Ciatterelli was actually holding a lead of about 1,000 votes.
The problem was that most of the outstanding ballots to be counted were absentee and mail-in voting, which we know always leans to the left.
So, AP repeated its Arizona call by calling the race before all ballots were counted, but they did get it right.
Even so, this race put a big scare into Democrats, who took some significant losses in New Jersey state elections as well as substantial losses in Virginia.
Source: Fox News