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CBS News: Obama Takes New Jersey

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

New Jersey Statehouse – Trenton, NJ (file)

Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS News has projected that President Barack Obama is the winner in New Jersey.

Results as of the 11 p.m. hour showed Obama with 58 percent of the vote, compared with 41 percent for Republican Mitt Romney.

President Obama made a high-profile appearance in New Jersey with Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. But while Christie had kind words for Obama and his relief efforts, he emphasized that he was still supporting Romney.

New Jersey commands 14 electoral votes.

The state has not gone for a Republican candidate since 1988, when voters chose George H.W. Bush over Michael Dukakis.

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