The national NAACP is taking over the Montclair NAACP’s first contested election in nearly a decade.
Rep. Mikie Sherrill, a Montclair resident, was in the Capitol building as it was breached.
Montclairians take to the streets to celebrate.
The weather was warm for autumn, with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s. “We ordered this weather direct from John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” joked Cotter, who remarked that the late representative and Supreme Court justice were likely “upstairs” monitoring the election.
Tim O’Brien, Jonathan Alter and Jeh Johnson have all been appearing on television news shows for years. They expect to talk about the 2020 election, too.
By Nov. 2, the day before Election Day, the Essex County Board of Elections reported that 19,000 Montclairians had already voted via mail-in ballots.
Essex County voters overwhelmingly chose Democratic candidates in the Nov. 2 elections. Voters also voted in favor of all three public questions, one of which would legalize marijuana in New Jersey.
New Jersey legislators introduced the Reproductive Freedom Act following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18.
Voters can also deposit their ballots in the drop box outside of town hall or mail them in through the post office. Montclair’s drop box is monitored by a surveillance camera 24/7. Township communications officer Katya Wowk said the drop box ballots are collected once a day.