About 59 percent of New Jersey’s voters participated in Tuesday evening’s elections. That could represent a near-record low voter turnout in the state, and Hurricane Sandy is to blame. Back in 2000, also during a presidential election, 70 percent of registered voters came out to vote. Thousands of people in the state continue to struggle with the effects of the recent hurricane, and some of them didn’t bother to vote. New Jersey still has to count up many mail-in and provisional ballots. President Obama carried the Garden State with about 58 percent of the vote.