Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday) for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections.

Through yesterday (Wednesday) – the seventh or eighth day of early voting in person depending on the county – 482K people have voted in the Democratic runoff statewide (38% by mail) and 317K have voted in the Republican runoff (30% by mail), amounting to 2.95% ad 1.94% of all registered voters, respectively. Nearly twice as many Democrats (183K) have voted by mail than Republicans (94K) so far.

Statewide Democratic turnout already exceeds the 2018 runoff, including Election Day, and also exceeds the number of votes cast in each of the 1996, 2000, 2006, 2008 and 2012 runoffs. The number of voters participating in the Democratic runoff is on pace to be the highest since 1990.

SEN: A new poll from TargetPoint finds M.J. Hegar leading Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas), 40%-33%, among “self-identified Democrats” who are “likely” to vote in the runoff.

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