Down to the Wire: NJ Governor Candidates Less Than 1% Apart


Frank Sveva, Editor-In-Chief

On Nov. 2, 2021, New Jersey held its gubernatorial election. Incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy, who was first elected in 2017 with 56% of the vote, is facing fresh face Jack Ciattarelli. Murphy and Ciattarelli have spent a majority of 2021’s last quarter engaging in a vicious back and forth ad campaign with signs for preferred candidates painting every lawn, curb, and sidewalk in New Jersey. 

Last night the election was deemed “too close to call.” Murphy and Ciattarelli are less than 1% apart in their current standings, which has caused the garden state’s routine election to be thrown into national spotlight. 

All eyes are on Jersey as both candidates wait patiently for all the votes to be counted. Neither candidate has made a remark about the other as the votes are being counted, which is a surprising change in tone in today’s political climate.