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Election 2021 live results: How to track the New Jersey governor race, which remains too close to call

View the live results for the unexpected nail-biter here.

Election 2021 live results: How to track the New Jersey governor race, which remains too close to call
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Tuesday’s plethora of elections saw its fair share of surprises, upsets, and landmark victories—especially as people of color made strides in historic firsts across the country (Michelle Wu as the first Asian American mayor of Boston and Ed Gainey as the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh, among others).

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But the races aren’t over yet. Stretching into Wednesday, a few holdouts are still too close to call—a key race being the New Jersey gubernatorial election, where Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy and Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli are neck-and-neck in an unexpected nail-biter.

Here’s how to track the live results:

Murphy pulled ahead with a slim lead earlier today, but neither camp has declared victory or conceded just yet.

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Meanwhile, another tight race for Virginia’s governorship was called earlier today. Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin snatched the win from Democratic incumbent Terry McAuliffe, who was running for succession in a state that forbids back-to-back terms. It’s a notable defeat as just a year ago blue presidential candidate Joe Biden carried the state by double digits over former president Donald Trump.

Some pundits have commented that Virginia’s outcome, as well as the unforeseen fight put up in New Jersey, could be a moment of reckoning for the Democratic party. It has suffered multiple faceplants in these elections, while the GOP is celebrating a comeback season.

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