By May Anne Manzano Guerzon
EBC New Jersey Bureau
SICKLERVILLE, NJ (Eagle News) — In a report released by New Jersey Herald, as of 11:20PM yesterday—November 3, 2020 Former Vice President Joe Biden has won New Jersey in his bid to become the 46th president of the United States of America, according to the Associated Press.
The victory by the Democratic President come as little surprise as New Jersey has not voted for a Republican presidential nominee since 1988.
A Biden national victory over Republican President Donald Trump was uncertain. Because of widespread mail-in voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, votes in many states could take days to count.
Even New Jersey’s counts will take days to finalize under loosened restrictions by Gov. Murphy, but Biden had enough returns on election night for the Associated Press to call the race in New Jersey in his favor soon after the polls closed at 8 p.m. He’ll earn New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes.
Although Democrats were heavily favored to win, Republicans at least gave the presidential contest the appearance of being competitive.
The Trump campaign and the Republican State Committee sued to stop New Jersey from counting ballots early and accepting ballots after Election Day, but a federal judge denied the attempt.
During his decades in Congress, Biden became known as New Jersey’s “third senator” because of his frequent visits.
Murphy, a fellow Democrat, also has a relationship with Biden he could leverage for federal financial backing for the long-stalled Gateway tunnel between New York and New Jersey.
(Eagle News Service)