With 83% of the votes counted in the state, Republican Ciattarelli held a statewide lead of 42,000 votes. At this time, Bergen County, the largest county in New Jersey, claimed 100% reporting with Ciattarelli winning 52% of the vote.
Then things changed. Minutes later, with 87% of the vote counted, the results in Bergen County changed and suddenly Murphy was reported ahead in the county with 51% of the vote. Ciattarelli’s 42,000 vote in the state also dwindled to a 1,600 vote lead at this time.
Some claim that this is a voter fraud and some claim that this is just a glitch or that the mail-in ballots are not counted in the total 100%!
Here is a video describing what happened.
— Tricia Flanagan (R-NJ) (@NewDayForNJ) November 3, 2021
Bergen County, NJ reported 219,894 votes last night at midnight – 100% reporting, with 52% for Jack Ciattarelli . This morning Bergen County has 261,528 votes (40k more votes) and now shows Murphy as the declared winner of that county one Twitter user noticed:
Bergen County, NJ reported 219,894 votes last night at midnight – 100% reporting, with 52% for @Jack4NJ. This morning Bergen County has 261,528 votes (40k more votes) and now shows @GovMurphy as the declared winner of that county. Share this. Make them report it. FULL AUDIT. pic.twitter.com/hfzfY5TnKj
— Ian Smith (@iansmithfitness) November 3, 2021
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Some claimed that mail-in ballots are not counted in those 100% of ballots:
100% of precincts reporting doesn’t include mail-in votes. The mail is not a precinct.
Hope this helps and you can focus your ignorant rage elsewhere!
— Steve Hofstetter (@SteveHofstetter) November 3, 2021
It was 100% but then there was the 40k mail ins so chill dude.
— Mendy Gruber (@GruberMendy) November 3, 2021
Whatever this is the mail-in voting is not only archaic but way too suspicious.
New Jersey is one of the states where ballots that are postmarked on of=r before election day can be accepted even if they arrive after election day!
In New Jersey as of 2020, about 600,000 voters statewide had chosen to receive a vote by mail ballots for all elections. That figure had climbed to nearly 818,000 as of last week, according to figures from the state Division of Elections. For the upcoming election, 862,200 mail-in ballots had been sent out from county clerks’ offices around the state as of last week and 163,138 of those had already been returned.
The rate of ballots cast by mail in the 2021 primary shows growing interest in the process across the state. Camden County led the way with 56.5% of voters choosing the mail-in option, while the disputed Bergen County is at 22.2:
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