Tuesday’s plethora of elections noticed its fair proportion of surprises, upsets, and landmark victories—particularly as individuals of colour made strides in historic firsts throughout the nation (Michelle Wu as the primary feminine Asian American mayor of Boston and Ed Gainey as the primary Black mayor of Pittsburgh, amongst others).
However the races aren’t over but. Stretching into Wednesday, just a few holdouts are nonetheless too near name—a key race being the New Jersey gubernatorial election, the place Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy and Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli stay deadlocked in an surprising nail-biter.
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Murphy pulled forward with a slim lead earlier immediately, however neither camp has declared victory or conceded simply but.
In the meantime, one other tight race for the Virginia governorship was known as earlier immediately. Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin snatched the win from Democratic incumbent Terry McAuliffe, who was working for succession in a state that forbids back-to-back phrases. It’s a notable defeat as only a 12 months in the past Joe Biden carried the state by double digits over Donald Trump.
Some pundits have commented that Virginia’s final result, in addition to the unexpected struggle put up in New Jersey, could possibly be a second of reckoning for the Democratic celebration. It has suffered a number of faceplants in these elections, whereas the GOP is celebrating a comeback season.