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Westampton Burlington County Times (Newspaper) - November 4, 2021, Westampton, New JerseyTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021 | BURLINGTONCOUNTYTIMES.COM PART OF THE USA TODAY NETWORK WINNER OF THE NEW JERSEY PRESS ASSOCIATION’S GENERAL EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR SEVEN CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2011-2017) Business Technology: Robots hit the streets as demand for food delivery grows. 2B WIGBJA-00617y Volume 63 | No. 26 To subscribe 866-492-1514 ©2021 $2.50 H.S. girls’ soccer: Triton turns into believers SPORTS, 1C Weather High 51° | Low 29° P. Sunny. Forecast, 4A Virginia jolts Dems: Youngkin’s victory offers insight into voter sentiments. 9A CONGRATULATIONSMELISSA & JABARI ADAMS Vow Renewal & Reception at The Madison ~ Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 856-764-4444 | WWW.THEMADISON.NET | 33 LAFAYETTE ST. • RIVERSIDE, NJ Photo Courtesy Of SHERONDA SEAWRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY New Jersey’s gubernatorial race, widely considered to be a sleepy contest favoring incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy, has suddenly become the country’s most- watched election as a potential bellwether for next year’s congressional midterms. Murphy’s lead in all public polls, his moneyed appara- tus, his marquee endorsements and the advantage of having a million more registered Democrats than Repub- licans did not translate into a decisive victory Tuesday night — or even a projected one. Instead, it could be days or longer before a winner is declared, because the race was so close Wednesday and mail-in ballots had to be counted. Even if Murphy defeats challenger Jack Ciattarelli, the Jack Ciattarelli and Phil Murphy, shown above, are in a tight race for New Jersey Governor. USA TODAY Spotlight on surprisingly tight governor’s race Dustin Racioppi Trenton Bureau | USA TODAY NETWORK – NEW JERSEY See RACE, Page 5A ELECTION 2021 The quiet life ended early Wednes- day for Edward Durr, a truck driving Republican from Logan Township who appears to have unseated one of the state’s most powerful elected Demo- crats. Durr and GOP General Assembly running mates Bethanne McCarthy Patrick and Beth Sawyer, based on un- official final results Wednesday, have flipped the solidly “blue” Third Legis- lative District into the Republican col- umn. It has been two decades since a Re- publican represented the Third Dis- trict in the Senate or Assembly. Gener- ally, Democratic state Sen. Stephen M. Sweeney and Assemblymen John Bur- zichelli and Adam Taliaferro were re- garded as overseeing a safe district. Both sides are leery of conceding or proclaiming a victory for the moment. However, Durr holds a solid 2,000- vote margin in his race against See SEATS, Page 3A Dems Sweeney, Burzichelli, Taliaferro appear to lose seats Joseph P. Smith Vineland Daily Journal USA TODAY NETWORK – NEW JERSEY Democratic candidates running for Burlington County offices built a sub- stantial lead in races for two county commission seats and the county surro- gate as the vote count from Tuesday’s general election continued Wednesday. But Democratic state Sen. Dawn Ma- rie Addiego was trailing a GOP challeng- er in the 8th Legislative District as of Wednesday afternoon with almost all of the unofficial county vote tabulated. Addiego’s running mates also were lagging behind Republicans in contests for two open Assembly seats in the dis- trict. Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield was leading Addiego by 1,102 votes of nearly 60,000 counted. Stanfield, the former county sheriff, had harshly criticized Addiego for leav- ing the Republican Party two years ago. Addiego, a lawyer, became a Democrat after the GOP became more conserva- tive while Donald Trump was president. Stanfield’s running mates, Michael Burlington County election results for county, local offices, questions Carol Comegno Burlington County Times USA TODAY NETWORK – NEW JERSEY Voters in eight Burlington County towns cast ballots Tuesday on a referendum asking for approval of a $66.6 million bond issue to renovate and make other upgrades at Lenape High School, above, Shawnee, Cherokee and Seneca regional high schools. JIM WALSH/COURIER-POST See RESULTS, Page 2A COVID-19 vaccines protect you from getting sick. But due to the delta variant, the CDC now recommends that all K-12 students and staff, as well as all vaccinated and unvaccinated people in counties with significant transmission risk, resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces. Stop the spread MORE ELECTION RESULTS Check burlingtoncounty times.com for updated election results

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