The polls have been closed for an hour now here in New Jersey and the votes are being counted.

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Major news networks such as NBC, CNN, and ABC reported the Phil Murphy will be the next governor of the state of New Jersey with approximately 55% of the vote as of 9:00 PM. Kim Guadagno ended with approximately 43%.

Governor Elect Phil Murphy has held no other elected position. Murphy made a name for himself as a Wall Street executive. Murphy is a former ambassador to Germany.

The Governor Elect campaigned on a progressive platform. Murphy promised to legalize marijuana, make New Jersey a sanctuary state, and raise minimum wage.

Source: NJ.com