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New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli is refusing to concede defeat in the election, despite calls from the media declaring incumbent Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy the winner.“The governor’s victory speech last night was premature,” Ciattarelli said in a video message on Twitter Thursday. “No one should be declaring victory or conceding the election until every legal vote is counted.“Murphy’s declaration of victory comes as less than one percentage point separates the two candidates in a nail-biter race, a result many analysts did not expect in what is typically a reliably blue state.
Jack Ciattarelli, (Reuters)
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