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New Jersey has more than 1 million more Democrats than Republicans. Photo courtesy of Ohio State University.

Most new voters pick a party

By David Wildstein, December 01 2020 2:27 pm

New Jersey added 13,536 new voters since Election Day, with 75% of them registering as Democrats or Republicans.

Five years ago, less than 5% of new voters volunteered to affiliate with a political party during fall and winter voter registration.

With 5,230 new Democrats and 4,949 new Republicans, the state now has 1,079,438 more Democrats than Republicans, according to the New Jersey Division of Elections.

The Natural Law Party lost 16 registrants in November, and the Reform Party lost one voter.  Both parties ceased their operations in 2004, but a glitch in the voter registration software at the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission appears to have allowed those parties to increase membership over the last few years.

The number of Democrats in New Jersey passed unaffiliated voters for the first time in 2020.

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