Gov. Murphy signs order giving counties more time to count votes

Gov. Phil Murphy says he has signed an executive order delaying when counties must certify the results from the Nov. 3 election.
The state’s 21 counties must certify results by Friday under current law, but Murphy’s order pushes the deadline to Wednesday. Murphy cited coronavirus concerns as the reason for moving the deadline. It’s unclear still how many counties might need to delay certification.
Murphy says Ocean and Salem counties have already notified the state that they would not meet the Friday deadline.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.