Nearly 3,500 children married in the state between 19.
“That number was so much higher than I had thought it would be,” she told Frontline.
Chris Christie claimed it would conflict with religious customs.
At least 207,468 minors married in the US between 20, according to data compiled by Unchained At Last, a group campaigning to abolish child marriage, and investigative documentary series Frontline.
The main culprit: mismatch between two geographic codes.