Monmouth election results narrow in second data upload. Partisan split in Freeholder race reported.

The race for the two Monmouth County freeholder seats narrowed on Wednesday evening when the Board of Elections reported approximately 22,000 ballots of the estimated 175,000 votes that remained to be counted.

With 212,780 ballots reported, Democrat Michael Penna and Republican Lillian Burry lead Democrat Moira Penna and Ross Licitra by less than 1% in the race to be the only people ever to be elected as Monmouth County Freeholders and sworn in as Commissioners. Legislation passed earlier this year changed the name of the office.

MMM has learned that the Board of Elections is counting ballots in the order in which they were received. Ballots received as of October 21 have been processed.

Democrats voted earlier than Republicans and unaffiliated voters, according to election officials who expect that Republicans Burry and Licitra will be the ultimate winners.

One official said that it will be Monday before all the the mailed ballots are counted and the Board starts processing provisional ballots cast on Election Day. Another official said the process could go another week. “There were an estimated 375,000 ballots cast and they are counting at a rate of 22,000 a day. Do the math,” the official said.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, a Republican, is leading comfortably in the other County wide race.

Posted: November 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Monmouth election results narrow in second data upload. Partisan split in Freeholder race reported.”

  1. DT said at 9:32 pm on November 4th, 2020:

    I told you to stop counting!

  2. Dan said at 11:03 am on November 5th, 2020:

    My ballot was received on October 13, but the online tools (the county Ballottrax and the state “Track My Ballot” systems) both show that my ballot has not been processed. Are those tools not showing up to date info?

  3. Jose Freiwald said at 11:27 am on November 5th, 2020:

    Murphy signed this mess into law, not an EO, so he’s in for another term amidst the never ending Health State of Emergency! FED UP??