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Jack Ciattarelli Would Have Paid $900 on $100 Bet With NJ Win

Written by:
Gilbert Horowitz
Published on:
Nov/03/2021

Jack Ciattarelli came so close to the upset but Wednesday evening the New Jersey governor's race was finally called for incumbent Phil Murphy, the Democrat.

Ciattarelli would have paid out $900 for every $100 bet with a win.

With the win, Murphy becomes the state’s first Democratic governor to get a second straight term in 44 years.

AP called the race Wednesday evening when a new batch of votes from Republican leaning Monmouth County increased Murphy’s lead and closed the door to a Ciattarelli comeback.  CNN soon followed.

Ballots remaining to be counted included a significant number of votes from predominantly Democratic Essex County, along with mail-in votes spread across other counties. Murphy has won the mail-in vote by a wide margin even in Republican leaning counties like Monmouth.

Ciattarelli spokesperson Stami Williams disputed the call because of the close margin, calling it “irresponsible.”

Murphy was scheduled to speak later Wednesday.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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