Early voting for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections continues through Friday. Polls were closed Friday and Saturday for the Fourth of July holiday, and it appears that fewer than 50 counties operated early voting sites yesterday (Sunday).

We would normally provide an update on turnout, but we’re not convinced the numbers are right coming out of the holiday weekend. What we do know is that Democratic turnout will exceed the 435K votes cast in the 2018 gubernatorial runoff, a figure that included early and Election Day voters. At least 308K have voted in the Democratic runoff statewide through yesterday.

Republicans are about halfway to their 2018 statewide total votes. Like that year, there is no statewide runoff for Republican voters. This year there are no Republican runoffs in Dallas, Johnson and Williamson Cos.

Runoff Reports: Campaign finance reports are due today (Monday) for state candidates on the July 14 primary runoff and special election ballot.

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