Yep. Happens every year. Hell, I can remember Jim Webb being behind by 5,000 votes in the 2006 senate election with 99.1% of the vote counted…and winning by half a percent.
I’m really interested in seeing what happens in the elections for the general assembly. I think that may be a better bellwether.
Oh, and elsewhere since this is a somewhat selfishly titled thread, Democrats have a chance to flip the entire NJ state governance blue, and can take over the Washington legislature. There are also races to get Medicaid expansion voted into law in Maine, and all kinds of mayoral, town council, city manager, and other similar elections all over the country going on.
Every election is important now, more than ever. If there’s a ballot initiative where you live, GO VOTE.