UPDATE 9:20 PM: With 21% of votes statewide counted, Incumbent Phil Murphy is beating Jack Ciattarelli 53 to 45%.
UPDATE 9:35 PM: With 25% of votes statewide counted, the race is neck to neck and Incumbent Phil Murphy is beating Jack Ciattarelli 50 to 49%.
UPDATE 9:45 PM: With 31% of votes statewide counted, the race is neck to neck and Jack Ciatierelli just took a lead over Incumbent Phil Murphy.
UPDATE 10:05 PM: With 40% of the vote counted statewide, Murphy and Ciattarelli are neck to neck both at 49%.
UPDATE 10:15 PM: Jack Ciatierelli is up by a mere 20,000 votes statewide with 45% of the votes counted.
UPDATE 10:25 PM: With 51% of votes statewide counted, Jack Ciatierelli remains in the lead over Phil Murphy by 35,879 votes.
UPDATE 10:50 PM: At 60% of votes statewide counted, Jack Ciatierelli remains in the lead by 55,866 votes. Essex County, Passaic County, Salem County, Sussex County votes have not yet been counted.
JUST IN: Lakewood residents voted overwhelmingly to allow the Board of Fire Commissioners to finance $1.6 million for a new fire truck.
As expected, Lakewood Committee Incumbents Meir Lichtenstein and Menashe Miller have won re-election.
JUST IN: Toms River residents overwhelmingly vote NOT to increase Open Space tax which would have prevented future development.
BREAKING: In a major blow, Republican Jack Ciatierelli wins Lakewood in a landslide. Jack Ciatierelli received 11,644 votes while Phil Murphy received 7,112 votes.
UPDATE 11:50 PM: At 75% of votes statewide counted, Jack Ciatierelli remains in the lead by 25,260 votes. Most of Sussex County, Salem County, with 204,473 voters, is yet to be counted.
UPDATE 12:30 PM: With 80% of the votes statewide counted, Jack Ciatierelli remains with a 20,229 lead in the race to become New Jersey’s next governor.
UPDATE 1:30 AM: The NJ race for Governor is too close to call and counting seems to have stopped for the night with over 80% of the vote in and Ciattarelli in a very slight lead.
UPDATE 9:26 AM: No concrete #NJGov election updates as of now. The race still appears to be neck-to-neck with some saying that Murphy will have an advantage of mail-in ballots.
UPDATE 10:30 AM: Political analyst Dave Wasserman says he has seen enough and calls the #NJGov race for Murphy.