NJ Voted, Here's How Morris County Residents Voted at the Polls

Morristown Minute

The latest poll numbers in NJ show Phil Murphy with a slim lead over Ciattarelli in the New Jersey race for governor. New Jersey voted overwhelmingly blue in the presidential election giving Biden a sixteen percentage point lead over Trump in the 2020 election. 

While North Jersey is typically a Democratic stronghold, Morris County cast nearly 58% of its votes in favor of Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli. 

Of the nearly 400,000 registered voters, approximately 161,000 votes were cast in Morris County coming in just under 41% participation. In the state senate 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and 40th legislative districts Republicans won across the board. 

New Jersey has gone blue in every presidential election since 1992 and has a blue streak in the senate vote that reaches back to 1984. Meanwhile, since 1973 New Jersey has been 50/50 in electing Republican/Democratic Governors. 

While New Jersey has a history of leaning blue, the state has been relatively flexible on its gubernatorial leadership. Morris County however has a much more complex and varied history of voting across party lines. Today, as results pour in, we are seeing a hint of the peculiar voting habits of Morris County. While many counties across New Jersey vote in accordance with a long history of NJs blue streak dating back to '84, Morris County has continually been the outlier among northern Jersey votes. 

As the final votes are tallied, New Jersey will see Democrat Phil Murphy run another term as governor, and the Legislative Districts, general assembly, and Board of Commissioners will go to a majority of Republicans.

For more information on how Morris County voted in New Jersey's most recent election go to MorrisCountyNJ.gov.

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