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Senate Minority Leader Thomas H. Kean, Jr. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.)

Kean gains 133 votes, Malinowski lead now at 4,712

Close NJ-7 race had Democratic congressman ahead by 28,412

By David Wildstein, November 16 2020 4:13 pm

Republican Tom Kean picked up 133 more votes in Morris County on Monday, narrowing the lead of Rep. Tom Malinowski to 4,712 in New Jersey’s 7th district congressional race.

Malinowski is now in front, 211,064 to 206,228, 50.6% to 49.4%.

An additional 1,611 votes in Morris County were added to the total, including 157 overseas ballots and two machine votes.

Hand counts in Union County added 391 votes for Malinowski and 374 for Kean.

In the 11 Morris County municipalities in the 7th district, 8 voters voted by machine.  Malinowski picked up one vote in Dover and Kean got one in Roxbury.  The other six skipped the congressional race.

The overseas ballots tabulated on Saturday gave 140 to Malinowski and 17 to Kean.

Machines were only available to voters requiring special assistance.

Union County has between 4,000 and 4,500 uncounted provisional ballots.  Officials expect most of them to be counted today, but suggested that Mountainside and the small part of Union Township that is NJ-7 will not be part of that batch.

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