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Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean announced his candidacy for Congress in New Jersey's 7th district on April 16, 2019. Photo by Nikita Biryukov.

Kean cuts Malinowski lead by another 184 votes

Congressman’s lead is 14,221, with more than 70,000 ballots still uncounted

By David Wildstein, November 10 2020 10:02 am

Republican Thomas Kean, Jr. narrowed the gap in New Jersey’s 7th district congressional race by another 184 votes after slow-counting Morris County released another vote tally on Tuesday morning.

Freshman Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) now leads Kean by 14,221 votes, 186,715 to 172,494, a 52%-48% margin.

There are still has around 70,000 uncounted ballots in the six counties that make up the 7th district.

Malinowski has seen his 28,412-vote election night plurality cut in half.  While both parties see the race tightening, an outright Kean upset still appears slightly unlikely.

Kean would need to win more than 60% of the remaining ballots to overtake Kean.

The Associated Press called the race for Malinowski on election night.

The New Jersey Globe has not yet projected a winner.

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