New Jersey Dem who lost election to truck driver refuses to concede, cites 12,000 uncounted ballots

Edward Durr, a virtually unknown conservative truck driver, managed to oust a powerful New Jersey Democrat from office after Tuesday’s election, though some believe the fact that New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) still hasn’t conceded means that his party might be up to some dirty tricks.

According to the Washington Examiner, Sweeney released a defiant statement to the Philadelphia Inquirer Thursday in which he revealed why he’s not yet ready to admit defeat, citing some 12,000 ballots that haven’t yet been counted. 

“The results from Tuesday’s election continue to come in, for instance there were 12,000 ballots recently found in one county,” Sweeney said in an email, conveniently leaving out which county to which he was referring.

Sweeney added: “While I am currently trailing in the race, we want to make sure every vote is counted. Our voters deserve that, and we will wait for the final results.”

Race already called

It was the Associated Press who called the race in Durr’s favor on Thursday morning, noting that the two were separated by some 2,000 votes, or 51.8% to 48.2%, with 100% of precincts reporting.

In a previous report from the Examiner, Durr released a statement explaining why he believes voters gravitated toward him and not his popular Democratic opponent.

“Main thing that did him in was the fact that he did absolutely nothing the past 18 months while the governor sat on his throne about what jobs, businesses, and stores were allowed to open. He decided what was essential and what wasn’t,” Durr stated.

Not only was Durr a political unknown, but Sweeney had held the powerful state seat for 20 years, making the upset nothing less than historical, as well as providing true evidence that the American public, even in blue areas, is completely fed-up with Democratic policies.

In addition, the particular district in New Jersey that the Democrat represents has reportedly been “solidly blue” since 2003.

Dems dig up past

Not surprisingly, given Durr’s unprecedented and unexpected win, especially given the fact that he launched his campaign with a total of $6,000 in his campaign finance account, Dem operatives quickly scoured his past for dirty laundry.

According to the Examiner, they apparently found controversial posts Durr previously published that contained “anti-Muslim content.” The New Jersey conservative quickly apologized and explained why he posted the messages.

“I’m a passionate guy and I sometimes say things in the heat of the moment,” Durr’s statement read. “If I said things in the past that hurt anybody’s feelings, I sincerely apologize.”

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