New Jersey’s general election and Presidential election will occur on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. In addition to these, NJ is looking to fill one open US Senate seat and eight US House of Representatives seats. (New Jersey’s state government elections are all slated for Tuesday, November 5, 2019, and will not be a part of the 2020 general.)
However, before the general election, New Jersey will hold its Democratic and Republican Presidential primaries on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Right now, there are no state-specific odds, but bettors can wager on the overall Presidential primaries and general election odds. However, due to NJ state policies, reputable offshore betting sites are not accepting wagers from players within Garden State borders. If you want to wager on politics online, you will have to do so from outside state lines.
On the Presidential campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump found support in New Jersey from Republicans, winning the GOP primary there with a massive 80.41% of the vote. In 2020, the Republican betting odds show that a similar outcome is likely. However, due to the state’s late primary date (June 2), the event could conceivably be canceled before that in favor of default party support for Trump’s re-election. If Trump’s re-election odds are high enough by then, the move could save the NJ GOP a significant amount of money to use for other races.
Hillary Clinton took the 2016 NJ DNC primary election with over 63% of the vote against rival Bernie Sanders. However, Sanders is running again, while Hillary seems to have thrown in the towel (for now). Whether or not NJ Democrat voters will prefer Bernie 2.0 to the rest of the current field remains to be seen, and there is a tight race for first atop the Democratic betting odds boards.
Specific odds for the Presidential primary in New Jersey are likely to come out in early 2020, though you can wager on several political election odds right now. The most popular odds at election betting sites are the futures for the next President, the DNC nominee, and the various Democratic debate props. Of course, Donald Trump impeachment odds are also trending, and those promise to be popular for the duration of the 2020 campaign cycle. Please note that you can only bet on politics at offshore betting sites if you are physically located outside of New Jersey borders when you place your wagers.
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Given that New Jersey holds a significant Democratic majority across the board, it’s no surprise that the state went to Hillary Clinton by a landslide in 2016, where she earned 55.45% of the vote compared to Donald Trump’s 41.35%. However, it’s not out of the question that the GOP can flip NJ for 2020, though it’s also not all that likely. Still, the state’s 14 electoral college votes mean that both parties will campaign heavily in NJ.