Update: Election anomalies have been reported regarding voting machines in Ocean County.
The New Jersey governor’s race is a reminder to America that we are still a long way off of having election integrity in this country. Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli was holding on to a 42,000 vote total in his race against incumbent Democratic governor Phil Murphy late Tuesday night, when most of America was heading to bed. The race is now a razor-thin 1,000 vote edge for Ciattarelli with 88% reported.
Much of the strength of Ciattarelli’s showing in the governor’s race throughout Election Night was his overperformance in blue counties. Bergen County, in particular, had shown him with a surprising lead for most of the evening.
Screenshots taken from NY Times election reporting confirm that Bergen County’s election support flipped from Ciattarelli to Murphy with 100% reported. Earlier in the night, Bergen was 55/45 Ciattarelli with 40% reported in the county.
Jack Ciattarelli still has a 52/42 lead with 100% of the votes shown as reported. (This is an archived page where one might see this report.)
Bergen County then flips to 52/48 Murphy with 100% reporting later in the evening.
The phenomenon, reminiscent of some of the election night anomalies witnessed in 2020, was documented and shared by the Twitter user “We the people.” The flip came as Jack Ciattarelli had a 42,000 vote edge; at this point, the county wide projections had suggested that the GOP candidate had about a 25,000-vote cushion.
Typical Dem Voter Fraud Shenanigans… Wait until no one is looking and then poof! magically things flip!
Bergen County 100% reported all night with Ciattarelli having won 52% to 47% all of a sudden flips to Murphy 51 – Ciattarelli 47 right as coverage dies [email protected] pic.twitter.com/F0SmLHz6hD
— We the people (@Wethepe52910569) November 3, 2021
The video that shows the results is documented further below on Rumble, where one can clearly see the changes in election reporting.
Update: Jonathan Falcon points out a similar phenomenon happened in Burlington County.
Don’t forget Burlington County. 97% in both screen shots pic.twitter.com/iKQP1j3uyr
— Jonathan Falcon (@JonathanFalcons) November 3, 2021
The screenshots show a flip from 54/45 support for Ciattarelli to 52/47 support for Murphy with 97% reported.
North Jersey explained Phil Murphy’s surge can be attributed to (you guessed it) late-counted absentee ballots.
“Murphy narrowly trailed Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli Wednesday morning with ballots — many of them vote-by-mail — in Democratic-rich areas yet to be counted,” North Jersey reported.
“With nearly 98% of precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, Ciattarelli held a mere 1,200 vote lead in the contest to decide the next governor, according to The Associated Press,” the report continued. “The race was a statistical dead heat, and there were about 700,000 early and mail-in votes still to tally.”
NJ.com remarked further on the 700,000 ballots.
“The early voting ballots were by machine and county clerks can relay the results to the state at any time during the night,” the report added. “The big question is how quickly mail in ballots – nearly 500,000 of them – will be scanned and counted. In addition, mail-in ballots will count if they are postmarked by 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 and can be tabulated up until Nov. 8.”
“The remainder are from Election Day voting and are counted and reported as they always have,” it continued. “Absent glitches, most results have been tabulated before midnight on Election nights. But all clerks do not process and report voting totals in the same time frame.”
There were “glitches,” however, that caused further delays in the election reporting. MSNBC earlier in the night admitted that the election reporting out of New Jersey was ‘an absolute mess,’ according to Red State’s Kira Davis.
“A new system being used at polling places around the state that cost $68 million is to blame for voting problems in the first hours of Election Day, according to one county election commissioner,” the report stated.
“Voters were reporting long lines and saying that they left before being able to vote, although paper provisional ballots are always an option,” it continued. “Voters this year for the first time are signing an electronic tablet device instead of a paper book. The device relies on an internet connection using a network program called Nighthawk.”
The state’s Division of Elections said late Tuesday morning admitted problems with the electronic pollbooks “at a small number of polling locations.”
Board of Elections Commissioner for Monmouth County Eileen Kean said there were “definitely hiccups taking place today.”
“Yes we are having internet slowdowns and problems and we are working our way through it,” Kean said. “The problem is around the state. It’s not just a Monmouth County problem. It’s tied to the electronic poll books.”
In the 2020 election, it was verified that Michigan’s Antrim County had incorrectly flipped Trump votes to Biden. Those votes were later corrected and handed back to Donald Trump.
Audit the New Jersey election – beginning with Bergen County.
Receiving multiple reports of voters in Ocean County who say they voted for Phil Murphy but when taking a photo, the green arrow seemingly disappears. Anyone else hearing of this? Attaching two photos for reference. pic.twitter.com/gjUc4umkkK
— Shlomo Schorr (@OneJerseySchorr) November 2, 2021
“Receiving multiple reports of voters in Ocean County who say they voted for Phil Murphy but when taking a photo, the green arrow seemingly disappears,” local reporter Shlomo Schorr reported. “Anyone else hearing of this? Attaching two photos for reference.”
If the election results are not uniformly showing anomalies against Ciattarelli, even Democrats might want to audit New Jersey now, regardless of final tallies.
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