Congratulations, Harding Democrats! The results of the 2020 NJ Primary voting are in and they are very encouraging. In Morris County, more Democrats cast ballots than republicans!
At the Morris County level, the votes for President, Senator, and Freeholder (county-wide elections) were:
Morris County – President – Republican
Morris County – President – Democrat
Morris County – Senate – Republican
Morris County – Senate – Democrat
Morris County – Freeholder – Republican
Morris County – Freeholder – Democrat
In total, Morris County reported 98,799 total ballots cast, so 4,743 people chose not to vote for either President or Senator. The voter registration for the Primary was 232,288 [Democrat + Republican] so that the turnout (ballots/registered voters) was 42.5%. And finally, the party turnout was 35.7%-Republican to 51.1%-Democrat.
In Harding Township, the votes for Township Committee were:
In total, Harding Township reported 1,114 total ballots cast. The voter registration for the Primary was 2,248 [Democrat + Republican] so that the turnout (ballots/registered voters) was 49.6%. And finally, the party turnout was 33%-Republican to 60%-Democrat.
HARDING TWP. _ Democratic Township Committee candidates Amanda Richardson and Kate Barry made note of a special Memorial Day in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Memorial Day will be quiet this year. Most will be sheltering at home, separated from many of the friends and family members with whom they would traditionally gather. Streets will not be lined with residents enjoying parades, as public salutes and tributes are unfortunately delayed or canceled,” They wrote in a prepared release.
“We write on behalf of the Harding Democrats to observe that on this day of remembrance and tribute, we shine the light on those Americans who bravely answered the call and gave their all to keep us safe and to protect the freedoms and values we all too often take for granted. Perhaps removing the pageantry will allow us all to better reflect on the meaning of the day: the ultimate sacrifice that the women and men of our U.S. military have made in service to our great nation. On this Memorial Day, we honor their selfless service and bravery and their unwavering belief in the spirit and goodness of our country.
“This year, we also pay tribute to all those who have given their lives in sacrifice as they fight the war against COVID-19. Healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers bravely and selflessly have given their lives in service to their fellow Americans to win the battle against this new kind of enemy. During this national emergency, let their sacrifices remind us all that we too have a meaningful role to play in keeping our nation strong and safe.
“Let us remember all of these fallen heroes this Memorial Day, and renew our commitment to providing our individual support as we can. There are various ways to support Gold Star families, some of which are collected here: http://www.operationwearehere.com/FallenWarriorsFinancial.html. To honor the memory of those who have sacrificed their lives in the war against coronavirus, our individual behavior can also play a meaningful role. Let us all carry on with fortitude and strength, without rancor or discord, to do what is necessary to keep our community safe and to serve those in need.”
Barry and Richardson will face off against GOP candidates, Township Committeeman Tim Jones, and Rita Chipperson, in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3.
HARDING TWP. – GOP Mayor Chris Yates and Republican Rita Chipperson will be running for the two three-year seats at stake on the Township Committee in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election against Democrats Amanda Richardson and Kate Barry.
Like Democrats across the nation, Harding Township Democrats have been re-energized at the grass roots level by the election of Donald Trump. Harding Democrats took part in the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017 and have been active in organizing and supporting democratic candidates in Harding and Morris County. Amanda Richardson serves as Harding Township Democratic Chair, and Mark Magyar as Vice-Chair. You can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting to our Harding Township Democrats Facebook page. Please email or sign up to join us if you’d like to join our mailing list.