Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Wins Third Term

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(Photos: Twitter\NewarkGov) The New Jersey Globe projects that Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has won a third term in office, defeating challenger Sheila Montague by a huge margin in the state’s largest city.With 88% of election districts reporting, Baraka led Montague 12,368 votes to 2,547, an 83-17% margin.Assuming those results hold, it would be the largest margin of victory for a Newark mayoral candidate since the city began holding direct elections for mayor in 1954.Baraka, a former councilman from the city’s South Ward, was first elected in 2014 after former Mayor Cory Booker resigned to take office as a U.S. Senator.

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