Not that a technicality like this really matters

Albio Sires was sworn in on Monday to represent the 13th district in the U.S. House of Representatives, even though his election has not yet been certified by the state. He was administered the oath of office based on a letter from Deputy State Attorney General Donna Kelly saying that according to preliminary numbers it appeared that he had won. Unofficially, the former Assembly Speaker won 97% of the vote against his lone opponent — Pro-Life Independent Dick Hester — in a Special Election to fill the remaining weeks of Robert Menendez’s term.

Not that a technicality like this really matters