Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew added 861 votes tonight after 2,413 mail-in ballots in Salem County were counted, and now leads Democrat Amy Kennedy by 10,313 in a race for Congress that remains too close to call.
Van Drew now leads Kennedy 146,495 to 126,182 in a race that still has no less than 60,567 uncounted votes across New Jersey’s 2nd district.
Salem still has no less than 5,106 ballots still uncounted – 3,361 vote-by-mail ballots and 1,745 provisionals.
It’s not immediately clear when the counting will resume. Some Board of Elections workers were exposed to a temporary employee who tested positive for COVID-19 and a quarantine period is expected to reduce their workforce.
On Election Day, Van Drew had a 2,173-vote lead in Salem. That plurality has now expanded to 3,034.