New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is expected to win re-election by a landslide on Tuesday.
The highest court in the United States struck down a federal law barring gambling on sports in most states. More than 30 states are expected to offer sports betting within five years.
The Democrats have scored a major victory in their pushback against US President Donald Trump, with candidates Phil Murphy and Ralph Northam winning the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia respectively.
The New Jersey governor is being lambasted online after he was photographed lounging on a beach that he had closed to the public. State beaches were shut over the July 4 holiday weekend because of a budget dispute.
Christie has been charged with complicity after allies admitted deliberately causing traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. If indicted, the governor faces a possible sentence of five to 10 years.
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