For Dems, Essex and Cumberland Low So Far – Bergen High
These 2 p.m. numbers from Politico NJ’s Matt Friedman show large voter turnout in suburban Bergen County, while Essex County is short still of Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin’s prediction of 300K votes.
Heart of the CD2 contest, Cumberland is also low.
So is Hudson County – the lowest, in fact.
County Vote Totals as of 10 a.m.
County totals as of 10 a.m. via Politico NJ’s Matt Friedman:
The Numbers in Blue Collar South Bergen Wood-Ridge
In Wood-Ridge, 200 people voted provisionally today for a rough total of 5,200, when you throw in VBMs, or all-time-high turnout totals.
One and Dunn?
On Election Day, Murphy Slams Van Drew: ‘I’m Sick of Traitors’
From the Press of Atlantic City: Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said that Democrats needs to “run up the score in Atlantic County, and specifically in Atlantic City.”
“I’m sick of traitors,” Murphy said, voicing his support for Second Congressional District Democratic candidate Amy Kennedy. “I want to take Jeff Van Drew and put him into retirement.”
— Amy S. Rosenberg (@amysrosenberg) November 3, 2020
The Election Day Polling Place Scene in Union
Forty-nine percent of voters have already cast their votes in Union.
Election Day turnout at a polling place here (pictured above) as of 9 a.m. would normally be in the high hundreds.
Scene at a Drop Box in Union
Decorated Firefighter Hyland Tackles ‘Defund the Police’
Connery’s Bond Took on a World of Trump-like Villains
Sean Connery died over the weekend, and Donald Trump immediately tried to control the narrative by tweeting about him, etc. Trump is so desperate to attach himself to the hero mystique that he unwittingly further self-caricatures by failing to realize – a common theme – that his schtick is arguably good enough for the Batman TV series villains’ cut, but hardly serviceable to meet even Donald Pleasance’s brilliant weirdo standard as Blofeld in You Only Live Twice.
Trump is closer to Blofeld than Connery’s James Bond, with a sociopathic style reminiscent of the infuriating bald-headed power-craving rodentia volcano-denizen, and yet he’s sufficiently insulated with subservient Oddjob yes-men and Facebook-misinformation-pumping lackeys to be convinced of Bond-like affiliation.
“He was a tough character,” Trump tweeted.
Yes, that’s true, Donald, and the deep-throated, up-from-his-bootstraps vocalization of Connery’s entire career contained not a whit of the prattling, privileged whining that is the enduring hallmark of yours. The populist Bond character as interpreted by Connery is the essence of the undoing of the ego-dogged empty-suited, power-craven, Trump-similar bad guys that festoon Connery’s best, most beloved bond movies.
May Sean Connery, and the Trump presidency, rest in peace.