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Assemblymen Roy Freiman, left, and Andrew Zwicker

Democrats outpacing GOP on returned VBM ballots in 16th district

Nearly 30% of mail-in ballots already cast

By David Wildstein, October 25 2019 4:18 pm

In the 16th district State Assembly race, Democrats have amassed a significant 17-point edge in returned vote-by-mail ballots.

Of the 6,125 VBM ballots that have already been returned, 48.8% are from Democrats, 31.8% from Republicans, and 19.2% from Unaffiliated voters – commonly returned to as Independents.

County Clerks mailed out 20,588 ballots for the Assembly race, where incumbents Andrew Zwicker (D-South Brunswick) and Roy Freiman (D-Hillsborough) face Republicans Mark Caliguire, a former Somerset County Freeholder, and former Montgomery Mayor Christine Madrid.

In total, 29.8% of mail-in ballots across the state have already been returned.

Democrats received 8,877 and have sent back 33.7%.  Ballots were sent out to 5,142 Republicans, of which 37.9% have been returned.

Still outstanding: 5,885 Democratic and 3,193 Republican VBM ballots.

Unaffiliated voters have returned 18.1% of the 6,496 ballots mailed; 5,322 remain uncast.

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