Booker Crushes Lonegan in Franklin Township

U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker.

U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker.
Source: www.corybooker.com

Democratic U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker barely lost Somerset County to his Republican opponent, Steve Lonegan in the Oct. 16 special election, but he trounced him in the township.

Unofficial results from the Somerset County Clerk’s Office show that Booker garnered 7,731 votes to Lonegan’s 3,438 in Franklin.

A total of 11,296 of the township’s 40,072 registered voters – or 28.2 percent – cast ballots. County wide, 58,086 of the 213,556 registered voters, or 27.2 percent, exercised their franchise, according to the clerk’s office data.

Lonegan won the county with 29,142 votes to Booker’s 28,365.

Below is a chart detailing the vote count on a ward and district basis.

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