TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey gubernatorial election between Jack Ciattarelli and incumbent Governor Phil Murphy is all but over. One week after polls closed, Murphy leads his opponent by 75,000 votes. At this time, pending any claims of election fraud or “Stop the Steal” action by Ciattarelli, it is mathematically impossible for the Republican two-time losing candidate to bridge that gap.
Ciattarelli has so far, refused to concede to Murphy.
Murphy now holds a 3 point lead over the former Assemblyman, a lead greater than the margin Glenn Youngkin in Virginia defeated Terry McAuliffe by.
Ciattarelli’s campaign has previously noted that it will wait until every single vote is cast before conceding the election or ordering a recount.
Although Ciattarelli has yet to claim election fraud like former U.S. President Donald J. Trump, his actions are fueling rumors and speculations in the state about fraud and irregularities in the polls. The New Jersey GOP has asked its followers to report election fraud as a team of RNC lawyers was reportedly deployed to New Jersey last week.
Phil Murphy is our governor.
Ciattarelli has come under fire during his campaign for attending a Trump-themed “Stop the Steal” rally. His campaign has not responded to requests for comment on this matter.
Governor Phil Murphy said this week that Ciattarelli should concede and to prolong the matter is “dangerous” to the democracy and the election system in the state.
On Tuesday, Shore News Network called the election in favor of Phil Murphy as Ciattarelli has been mathematically eliminated from the competition, barring any claims of election or voter fraud by the Ciattarelli campaign.