A late night tally of votes in Essex County gave Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) an additional 72 votes, raising his margin in his successful re-election bid against Republican Tom Kean, Jr. to 5,222.
Millburn, the only Essex municipality in New Jersey’s 7th district, added 261 more votes for Malinowski and 189 for Kean after the last of the provisional ballots were counted. Malinowski won today’s vote, 58%-42%, and carried Millburn by 3,721 votes, 66%-34%.
Malinowski now leads Kean, 215,943 to 210,721. The race remains at 50.6% to 49.4% — exactly where it has been since Sunday.
The New Jersey Globe projected Malinowski as the winner of the 7th district congressional race last night after additional votes were added to the tally from Union County.
Somerset County still has about 330 vote-by-mail ballots to be hand-counted and another 3,000 to 4,000 provisionals, but these are countywide and not necessarily just the 7th district.
Malinowski won 51% of the Somerset votes released today and 70% of those in Morris.