Voters in New Jersey spoke loudly Tuesday in their rebuff of Public Question 1, which asked voters if casino gaming should be expanded to North Jersey.
Statewide, the question went down 79 percent to 21 percent. Atlantic County voters rejected the notion of North Jersey casinos 89,956 to 6,065.
"We did it," Republican 2nd District Assemblyman Chris Brown said after the numbers started to roll in Tuesday.
"Tonight’s defeat of North Jersey casinos began two years ago when we said North Jersey casinos were not inevitable, refused to wave the white flag of surrender, and then we fought against North Jersey casinos each step of the way, educating families throughout the state that North Jersey casinos will mean less revenue and fewer jobs for our hard working families.”
Democratic 2nd District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo also cheered the result.
“I’m happy to see the North Jersey casino referendum question is getting defeated and big time. Hopefully it will put it to bed forever,” he said.