A little while ago I wrote that with 5% of the electorate counted thus far, Republican challenger Chris Christie was up in the Garden State with 55% of the vote to Democratic Governor Jon Corzine’s 38% of the vote. Well, more numbers have come in and it looks like with 35% of the electorate in Christie leads Corzine with 52% of the vote to 42%, respectively.
The major X factor in all of this are the Democratic counties in New Jersey, namely Essex, Camden, and Hudson counties. These are counties where a large portion of the population votes for the Democrats just because there is a “D” after their name on the ballot (that’s not even a joke). Unfortunately, many of our fellow citizens in these counties believe that the Democrats will help them with their struggles…even though they haven’t done a damn thing for this state in the last 20 years. But I digress.
Again, with 35% of the vote counted, Christie has a 10 point lead over Corzine.