In the graphic below you'll find the 2012 presidential election results for the state of New Jersey.
The Garden State's Republican governor, Chris Christie, had been a strong supporter of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney through much of the campaign. Despite the governor's political affiliation, however, New Jersey has actually voted Democratic in the past five elections, and polls going into Election Day suggested that the state would send its electoral college votes to President Barack Obama this year as well.
Christie also did not prove to be the president's biggest hater in the days leading up to the election, and even drew criticism from the likes of media mogul Rupert Murdock after the New Jersey governor praised Obama's handling of the recovery efforts following the damage and destruction left by Hurricane Sandy at the end of October. That said, despite the governor's own political leanings, the state was blue long before his praise.
In 2008, Obama took the state with 56.8 percent of the vote.
Also in the mix this election cycle is a Senate seat, which seemed poised to remain in Democrat hands, and a number of House seats that also seemed unlikely to change hands, going into Election Day.