NJ Politics Digest: New Jersey Has Already Started Voting. What Can We Learn?

New Jersey is one of the few states where Democrats are outperforming Republicans in early voting.
New Jersey is one of the few states where Democrats are outperforming Republicans in early voting. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Early voting has already started, and if the results so far in New Jersey are accurate, Republicans have good reason to fear a blue wave this November.

Statistics from TargetSmart, a Democratic data analysis firm, shows that Democrats are significantly outnumbering their GOP rivals by about three to two in early voting in the state, NJ.com reports.

Democratic turnout was higher in two of three of the state’s tightest races, and Democrats weren’t far behind in the third, the report said. All three districts are currently held by Republicans.

While national Democratic officials are happy to talk about the situation, Republicans haven’t responded to requests for comment, NJ.com reports.

New Jersey is one of the few states where Democrats are outperforming Republicans in early voting, the report said.

Quote of the Day: “Unlike some of the other states, Democrats in the first wave of voting actually are outperforming Republicans. New Jersey is one of the first states that is exhibiting that so far.” — Tom Bonier, chief executive officer of TargetSmart, on results of early balloting.

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NJ Politics Digest: New Jersey Has Already Started Voting. What Can We Learn?