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New Jersey 2020 election results

The state has 14 electoral votes at stake in the presidential race.

ByABC NEWS
November 03, 2020, 8:03 PM

ABC News projects Joe Biden will win in New Jersey.

New Jersey voters head to the polls on Tuesday with 14 electoral votes at stake.

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The Garden State did not hold traditional early in-person voting, but mailed general election ballots to all active, registered voters, who were then able to return those ballots by mail or to drop boxes. Those who choose to vote on Election Day may return their mailed ballot to their polling place, or cast a provisional paper ballot at the location, which will be counted only if the voter is eligible and did not already return their mailed ballot.

By the end of October, nearly 3 million votes in the state had already been cast -- about three-quarters of the state's total vote in 2016.

Election Day polling locations open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

State Significance

In presidential contests, New Jersey is a traditionally Democratic state, last won by a Republican in 1988, when George H.W. Bush won by over 13 points in the state.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton defeated President Trump by over 13 points, a slight regression from Barack Obama's more-than 17 point margin over Mitt Romney in 2012.

Despite its preference for Democratic presidential nominees, the state occasionally elects Republicans at the state level, including former Gov. Chris Christie, who was narrowly elected in 2009, but then won reelection in 2013 by 22 points.

One of New Jersey's two U.S. Senate seats is also up for election. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is favored to win reelection to his second full term in a race against Republican Rik Mehta.

*Counties are colored red or blue when the % expected vote reporting reaches a set threshold. This threshold varies by state and is based on patterns of past vote reporting and expectations about how the vote will report this year.

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