The Republican candidate for governor in New Jersey announced today that he is not conceding the race.
The Associated Press is reporting:
The result of New Jersey’s election for governor will be “legal and fair” no matter the outcome, Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli said Thursday in his first comments since The Associated Press declared incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy the election’s winner.
Ciattarelli has not conceded the election.
“No one should be declaring victory or conceding the election until every legal vote is counted,” Ciattarelli said in the 2-minute video clip posted on Twitter.
Ciattarelli, a former Assembly member, said he will wait for the state’s 21 counties to complete counting thousands of mail-in and other ballots, which could take until next week, before deciding whether to ask for a recount.
Under state law, there is no automatic recount and the party seeking one must file a suit in state Superior Court in the county where the recount is requested.
The governor has a tough road ahead of him after the election appears to have been stolen on Election night.
Other incidents of fraud were reported including machines not working.
Also, individuals were allowed to vote without apparently being registered according to the law.