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Gov. Phil Murphy. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Election results will be certified on time, Murphy says

By Nikita Biryukov, November 18 2020 3:10 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy expects all 21 of New Jersey’s counties to certify by Friday’s deadline.

“I am confident that all votes will be counted and we’ll be able to certify on time,” Murphy said. “The biggest burden, I believe, is the lack of in-person early voting. I’m a big believer, and I hope we can get there.”

Despite slow counts in some counties over the past two weeks, election officials are on track to having certifiable results by Friday.

They’ll receive the last of their votes today. Those will come in the form of cured ballots initially rejected by county election boards. The deadline for voters to return cured ballots is today.

Judges awarded some counties a one-week extension to tally the results of New Jersey’s July primary.

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