|NEW JERSEY||15 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, NJ Division of Elections)
New Jersey has: 21 counties.
Largest counties: Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Hudson.
Largest cities: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth.
of New Jersey
Division of Elections
3,219,650 total ballots cast, of which 9,037 rejected.
The Gore-Lieberman ticket won New Jersey with a plurality of 504,677 votes (15.84 percentage points), carrying 14 counties to 7 for Bush-Cheney (5 of which were in the northwest corner). Some Garden State Republicans believe a weak Bush state organization contributed to the poor showing and to down-ticket defeats. In the U.S. Senate race, Jon Corzine (D) outspent Bob Franks (R) by $54.0 million to $3.8 million and won by 50.1% to 47.1% (1,511,237 to 1,420,267). There were a couple of close House races: in the 12th Rep. Rush Holt (D) defeated former Rep. Dick Zimmer (R) by 651 votes (146,162 to 145,511); in the 7th Mike Ferguson (R) defeated Maryanne Connelly (D) by about 15,000 votes.
General Election Actitivities
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2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.