The Associated Press has officially called the race for Democrat Phil Murphy.
But as we all know, it’s not the media that decides elections.
It’s the people.
And there are still 326,611 votes left to be counted.
It was initially believed that these votes were from blue counties.
But it turns out that might not be the case (more details below).
Couple the massive amount of votes left to be counted with the other election irregularities, then you can see how it wouldn’t be inconceivable for Jack Ciattarelli to mount a comeback.
More details below:
— JanPage (@JanetPageHill) November 4, 2021
New Jersey governor race may be headed for recount as state left nearly too close to call https://t.co/FqZtxYJLAQ
— RedState (@BordersUSA) November 4, 2021
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
Fewer than 30,000 votes currently separate the two candidates.
But here’s the thing:
There are 326,611 votes left to be counted.
And these aren’t all votes in blue counties.
These are early votes that weren’t allowed to be counted until election day.
If these are in-person early votes, then we can expect a major comeback from Jack Ciattarelli.
Per PJ Media:
New Jersey Republicans are angry at the Associated Press and they very well may have an excellent reason for that. AP called the state’s governor’s race for Democrat Phil Murphy last evening with nearly 10 percent of the vote outstanding.
Out of almost 2.5 million votes cast, Murphy was in the lead by less than 36,000 votes. Stami Williams, the communications director for Republican Jack Ciattarelli’s campaign, criticized the Associated Press for calling the race when it did.
AP made the call because their models showed them that the Republican candidate was extremely unlikely to overcome Governor Phil Murphy’s lead. The votes that were yet to be counted were from heavily Democratic precincts and those outstanding votes from GOP precincts weren’t enough to overturn the decision.
But there are increasing reports of election irregularities in New Jersey.
Take a look at the video below.
It appears to a show a voting machine that allows the voter to vote for EVERY candidate EXCEPT Ciattarelli.
And Treason In New Jersey. pic.twitter.com/0hPtyFTTaD
— 🇺🇸Robert.N🇺🇸 (@Rob_Noorollah) November 3, 2021
"Ciattarelli Dominated in New Jersey. When It Came to Lawn Signs, That Is." by Peter Coy via NYT https://t.co/QsHjjI1Udn
— Ceola Clacher (@ceolaclacb) November 4, 2021
Wow: A Voting Error Was Just Fixed in New Jersey and Jack Ciattarelli is Back Up in the Governor's Race https://t.co/FDz1MabkuW
— Mud Drum (@drum_mud) November 4, 2021
But that’s not all.
It turns out that Democrats were caught counting ballots TWICE!
Now that the “error” has been corrected, Ciattarelli gained at least 10,000 votes.
How many more “errors” are there like this?
The early vote was double-counted in Hudson County. It has now been fixed, bringing Murphy's total down by 10,732 and Ciattarelli's by 2,842. Ciattarelli goes back up in the statewide tally:
Ciattarelli (R): 1,177,803 (49.6%)
Murphy (D) 1,177,108 (49.6%)
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) November 3, 2021
Ciattarelli’s campaign has not conceded.
Despite the call by the Associated Press, they have announced that they intend to fight.
A day after the New Jersey governor’s race was called for Gov. Phil Murphy, Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli apparently has no plans to concede.
In fact, Ciattarelli’s campaign put out a fundraising appeal on Thursday that it said was needed to help continue the fight.
In a mass emailing with the subject line “Our next steps,” the campaign said: “This race is far from over.” It asked for contributions of any amount.
“Our team is making sure every legal vote is counted and the will of the people is heard loud and clear,” the campaign wrote. “To make our path to victory as smooth as possible, we rely on assistance from grassroots supporters, like yourself, to help us get there.”
Its use of the term “every legal vote” echoed a familiar rally call of Republican former President Donald Trump, which some have criticized as a constant insinuation that there were illegal or fraudulent votes.
In addition to the 326,611 remaining votes, there is rumor that the entire election may be recounted.
In what might be the biggest stunner of the 2021 election, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, and his Republican rival, Jack Ciattarelli, have been trading the lead in the gubernatorial race throughout the day Wednesday.
As of 12:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, RealClearPolitics reports that Murphy, with 1,201,420 votes (49.9 percent), now tops Ciattarelli who has 1,186,337 votes (49.3 percent), a difference of 15,083 votes. At midday, Ciattarelli led by over 1,100 votes.
This is remarkable in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly 1.1 million.
Clearly, this race is too close to call, and it’s impossible to predict who will prevail. Townhall’s Guy Benson spoke to the state’s former Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday morning. Christie told him, “Every pollster was wrong. This is likely to be a recount race, either way … There’s a very legitimate chance Jack could win this.”
Benson noted that Christie was “concerned about data discrepancies in reported totals & haziness on where outstanding votes are.” I think that’s a concern many of us share.
Turns out even former Governor Chris Christie believes Jack Ciattarelli could still win this.
👀 just got off the phone with @GovChristie. “Every pollster was wrong. This is likely to be a recount race, either way…There’s a very legitimate chance Jack could win this.”
He’s concerned about data discrepancies in reported totals & haziness on where outstanding votes are.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 3, 2021