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State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton), left, and Democratic challenger Rupande Mehta.

25th district Senate, Assembly races are too close to call

Mehta leads by 821, Draeger by 2,334

By David Wildstein, November 04 2020 4:59 pm

The races for State Senate and Assembly in the 25th district remain too close to call after Morris County added about 20,000 more votes to their tally on Wednesday.

Morris has at least 93,602 total votes that remain uncounted, not including provisionals and ballots dropped off at polling location, and late-arriving ballots through the U.S. Postal Service.

State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton) trails Democrat Rupande Mehta by 821 votes – just fractionally less than Mehta’s Tuesday night lead of 861.

In the Assembly race, Democrat Darcy Draeger leads Assemblywoman Aura Dunn (R-Mendham) by 2,334 votes, 45 votes better than her election night margin.

The most significant data point in this race is that the Morris County Board of Elections is counting ballots chronologically, so these numbers represent votes in the order in which they were cast.

The results for Bernardsville, the only Somerset County municipality in the 25th, remains unchanged since early this morning.

Joe Biden is currently outpolling Donald Trump in staunchly-Republican Morris County by 16 percentage points, down less than one percent from his Tuesday night total.

In the race for Morris County freeholder, Republican incumbent Tayfun Selen trails Democrat Cary Amaro by 8,080 votes.

Democrats have not won a countywide election in Morris County since 1973.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) and Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) are also leading in Morris County.

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