According to ABC News, Democratic Governor Phil Murphy was re-elected in New Jersey. Republican Jack Ciattarelli ran against Murphy for the job, but was defeat in an unexpectedly tight battle.

Murphy defeated Ciattarelli by a razor-thin margin in the state’s off-year election, reversing a national tendency of Republican electoral success while Democrats are in charge in Washington.In presidential and Senate elections, the state is usually a stronghold for Democrats, although off-year statewide elections are more favourable to Republicans.

Murhy is the first Democratic Governor of New Jersey

Murphy is the first Democratic governor of New Jersey to be re-elect in more than 40 years.

Ciattarelli and Murphy traded leads in early vote totals, but Murphy increased the gap as predominantly Democratic counties processed mail-in votes Wednesday afternoon.In the 2017 gubernatorial election, approximately 2.1 million New Jersey residents voted for the two major-party candidates. With 87 percent of the predicted vote in and some ballots still outstanding, the state has exceeded that turnout by over 300,000 votes.

In Virginia, voters turned out in droves on Tuesday night. According to historic turnout figures from the Virginia Department of Elections, the 2021 election had the greatest turnout rate for a gubernatorial race since 1993, when 61.1 percent voted.

Ciattarelli campaign around the state, focusing on subjects such as tax cuts and Murphy’s pandemic response, which was generally positively receive by New Jersey residents.

In a recent poll conducted by Monmouth University and released in late October, 27 percent of respondents said taxes were the most important problem, followed by employment and the economy (20%) and schools and education (16%).

In that poll, Biden’s approval rating in the state fell to 43 percent, while Murphy maintained his popularity, with 52 percent, exceeding Biden’s.

Ciattarelli is a businessman and a former member of the state assembly. Prior to the pandemic, he was the first Republican to announce a campaign to replace Murphy in January 2020.Despite the Murphy campaign portraying Ciattarelli as closely connected with Trump’s ideas.

The GOP’s most radical groups, Republicans slammed Ciattarelli for not enough supporting the former president.Ciattarelli ran for governor in 2017, but was defeat by Republican contender Kim Guadagno in the GOP primary.

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