Paper ballots placed under microscope in tight Andy Kim- Tom MacArthur race in New Jersey

November 13, 2018

Andy Kim, right, the Democratic candidate in the U.S. Congressional District 3 race, speaks during a debate with Republican candidate Tom MacArthur, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Newark, N.J. The tight race still hasn’t been called as ballots are still being counted.

By Staff

The majority of the 4,500 paper ballots cast in Burlington County in the close Andy Kim – Tom MacArthur race likely will be counted in the final tally, the county superintendent of elections said Tuesday after his staff worked 10-12 hour days since Saturday analyzing the ballots.

Those provisional ballots, and 2,400 more in Ocean County, are expected to be examined Wednesday so that an official winner can finally be declared in New Jersey’s Third District, where Democrat Kim, a newcomer to politics, challenged two-term U.S. Rep. MacArthur, a close Trump ally.

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