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Chris Christie Not Interested In Talking About NJ’s Election Day Readiness [AUDIO]

It takes electricity to hold an Election Day and currently there are about 2 million utility customers still without power in New Jersey.

Governor Chris Christie
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It might seem legitimate to ask Governor Chris Christie if the state will be ready for Election Day, five days from today if conditions don’t improve, but he doesn’t think so. At least, not right now.

At a late night press conference last night following his tour with President Barack Obama of areas damaged by super-storm Sandy, Christie was asked about Election Day.

He said, “Yeah, I’d like to have the polling places powered up for next Tuesday. I would like to do that. I’m not yet to the point where I know we’re going to be able to do that or we’re not going to be able to do that.”

Christie says Lt. Governor and Secretary of State Kim Guadagno is going to spend more time on the issue in the next two days and come back him with a plan.

He explained, “She’ll start focusing more on that and coming up with contingency plans in case we don’t have power, but we’ll be ready for Election Day one way or the other. People will have the opportunity to vote.”

The issue arose less than ten minutes later when a question was directed to Guadagno and it was crystal clear, Christie didn’t want to talk about it again.

He said Guadagno would answer but before she got that chance he said, “We do not yet have a complete plan and we’re not going to spitball this thing in a press conference…..You guys (press) focus on the election. It may be important to you. It is not important to me right now. I’ve got people with much bigger problems than how they’re going to cast their ballot on Tuesday and no matter how many times you ask it, it ain’t going to make it more important.”

The Governor told Guadagno, “You’re not going to answer the question. We’re done. Next.”

Christie told the reporter who asked the question, “I think it’s more important to get power back on in people’s houses. I think it’s more important to have hospitals running correctly. I think it’s more important to make sure that we have water facilities working correctly and that we get people back to some normalcy. You’re obsessed with the election. Live with your obsession. I’m not.”

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