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Thu Nov 4, 2021, 12:13 PM

NJ Governor: Murphy expands lead to 1.6% with still 8% of votes remaining

As his lead expands, the results get buried further in the web, so even if he pulls out a 3-5 point victory after it is all said and done, the narrative in the MSM that this was a squeaker will stick in people's heads.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/11/02/us/elections/results-new-jersey.amp.html

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Reply NJ Governor: Murphy expands lead to 1.6% with still 8% of votes remaining (Original post)
ColinC Nov 2021 OP
JohnSJ Nov 2021 #1
Alexander Of Assyria Nov 2021 #2
ColinC Nov 2021 #3
Uncle Joe Nov 2021 #8
cadoman Nov 2021 #10
Alexander Of Assyria Nov 2021 #12
triron Nov 2021 #4
ColinC Nov 2021 #5
Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 2021 #6
ColinC Nov 2021 #7
Cha Nov 2021 #9
ColinC Nov 2021 #11
Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 2021 #14
uponit7771 Nov 2021 #13
Tribetime Nov 2021 #15
maxsolomon Nov 2021 #16
ColinC Nov 2021 #17
maxsolomon Nov 2021 #18
ColinC Nov 2021 #19
maxsolomon Nov 2021 #20

Response to ColinC (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 12:15 PM

1. Yup

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 01:14 PM

2. Why can't Americans and their media wait a few days for final results like rest of the world?

Seems the social medias and corporate media outrage machines constant need for final judgment as fuel for fury is endless.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 02:16 PM

3. Cause we are impatient

Also we shouldn't need to. A lot of states count the mail ballots as they come in and release them first on election day. I guess New Jersey is an exception.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 10:08 PM

8. The corporate media has a narrow selfserving-interest in establishing

a corporate centric narrative.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 10:24 PM

10. there's only a delay now because of the high mail-in counts

It used to be there were a very small number of provisional ballots--small enough that outcomes were obvious without counting them.

Now we have an increasingly large percent of mail-in votes getting counted beginning day of election. I think we need to find a better way to do counts if we're going to continue this way, or it'll be like this for every close race.

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Response to cadoman (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 07:58 AM

12. Thinking No need for new methods of counting, need new methods of patience.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 02:23 PM

4. Are results still being updated in Virginia as well?

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Response to triron (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 03:43 PM

5. Not that could effect the results. Those are 99.9% in

But NJ still has around 5-10% of the votes left to count -mostly in democratic areas.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 05:02 PM

6. Lead is now 1.8%. Could end up as 2% or more

when they finish counting Essex County.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 10:06 PM

7. Now 2.3% with still close to 5% remaining it looks like.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 10:10 PM

9. TY

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 11:13 PM

11. Welcome!

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Response to ColinC (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 08:31 AM

14. Youngkin beat McAulliffe by 2.5% in VA. Yet the MSM continually downplayed

Murphy's victory, screaming about how Murphy "eked out" a win by a" tiny margin", "a fraction", a "narrow win" in a "close race" in which he "barely won". etc ad nauseum

If you read their coverage of Youngkin's win, there is no such language, although Youngkin's margin of victory is roughly the same as Murphy's, looking at percent of the vote. Reading the MSM coverage of Virginia, you'd think Youngkin won in a landslide

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 08:30 AM

13. K&R, So democrats beat historic expectations but M$M says ... WE ... need to change ?!

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 05:09 PM

15. Up to 2.5%

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 07:27 PM

16. A 3% victory might as well be a defeat.

It's not just the quantity of the votes, but the QUALITY, and these are just. not. good. enough.

Rend your garments, Dems all over America! WHY DIDN'T BIDEN MAKE MURPHY WIN BETTER?

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 07:52 PM

17. Lol

I know right? It's crazy to think that in an election, the number of the votes are the only thing that matters. Where are the super votes??

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Response to ColinC (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 09:12 PM

18. I had to ask my Millenial daughter

besides VA, what did the Dems lose that makes it such a portentous disaster?

she pointed to some State Legislature races, and the Seattle City Atty race (which is getting closer by the hour).

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 09:17 PM

19. The only thing harder for the president's party than midterms are the ones a year before

FWIW NJ and VA elections have almost always gone poorly for the president's party. In fact, This year was the first time in 30 years that the president's party won the New Jersey governorship.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 10:36 PM

20. Yeah, i heard that

and I keep looking for what, besides VA, was the disaster. i keep not freaking out.


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