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What the 2022 primaries say about the state of politics in N.J.


Polling place in Deptford, N.J. on primary election day, June 7, 2022. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY) A marginal increase in voter turnout in New Jersey’s primary election last week suggests voters — especially Republican voters — are enthusiastic about returning to the polls for midterms in November, some political analysts said.

According to the state’s Division of Elections, more than 657,000 people voted in Congressional primaries last week , compared to more than 632,000 in 2018 (the most recent previous midterm primary election).

“More voters turned out to vote for this primary than we have had in recent primaries in New Jersey,” Rasmussen said. “Especially primaries, where there’s not a president running or there’s not a governor running or not a senator running.”

“The last election like this one…is 2010. And [turnout] is higher than that as well…” Rasmussen added. “I think that when all the counting is done, we will be probably at a quarter of a million more votes than what you might have expected.” Related Content

However, turnout amongst Democrats and Republicans differs in a way that could prove that Republicans are more eager to head to the polls this year, according to Micah Rasmussen, executive director of the Rebovich Center […]

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