(New York) Outgoing New Jersey Governor Bill Murphy of the Democrats was re-elected Wednesday with a much lower lead than his Republican rival.
Bill Murphy was re-elected with 50.1% of the vote, followed by Republican Jack Seattle, with 49.1% of the vote, advancing by about 2.4 votes to about 20,000 votes out of a total of about 1 million votes, according to the results provided by the American media.
Saladin Amber, a professor of political science at Rutgers University in New Jersey, said: “The poll gave Bill Murphy between 8 and 12 points, so this is a surprise.”
In the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden won 57% of the vote in New Jersey, 41% against Donald Trump, while Bill Murphy won the state in 2017 with 56% of the vote.
The political analyst sees this as a translation of local and national issues in the neighboring state of New York, home to nearly nine million people.
“Taxes and especially property taxes are very difficult for a Democrat to continue as governor in a state where he is a big problem,” he told the AFP. Was in 1977.
But according to him, Governor Murphy was also a “victim” of Joe Biden’s influence and the US president was embroiled in relentless negotiations to implement two huge investment plans, “not capable of acting in Congress”.
In Virginia, Republican Glenn Young won against Terry McAliffe, but the former governor of this state (2014-2018) often won against Joe Biden Donald Trump a year ago.
“The national environment is important and will remain so in the 2022 midterm elections,” he said. Amber says he sees “a warning and awareness for Democrats.”
New York’s Democrat Eric Adams won a landslide victory in Tuesday’s local elections on the east coast of the United States.There is January is the second black mayor of the economic and cultural megalopolis.
The wind of change is also blowing in Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, where Michelle Woo, a 36-year-old Democrat who is the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, was elected mayor.
The lawyer, who poses as “a mother, the daughter of immigrants,” succeeded Mayor Kim Jenny, who was appointed interim this year after Marty Walsh left the U.S. federal government.
Michelle Woo was the first woman and first person to be selected from a minority in this city of more than 600,000 people, one of the oldest in the United States.
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