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.