CD17 Turnout (so far):
Early and Primary Day Voting 18,309* 16,906
Absentee Ballots Received 29,157 (6/30) 15,821 (6/25)
County Total 47,466 32,727
TURNOUT TOTAL: 80,193
This total may vary a bit as voters who sent in absentees and also voted early or on primary day find their double votes subtracted. It's also possible some more absentee ballots will be logged. Still, we'll probably stay close to that 80,000 total level. To put this extraordinary number in context, in the September 2018 Democratic primary - featuring contested races for governor and attorney general, as well as a battle in Senate District 38 between David Carlucci and Julie Goldberg - the total Democratic primary vote within CD17 was 63,334. The June 2020 primary will likely also exceed the April 2016 Presidential primary between Clinton and Sanders when the total was 77,168.
Mondaire Jones's early voting/primary day landslide is so imposing that even with just 44% of the votes counted, if Jones receives just 25% of the absentee voting, Adam Schleifer will need nearly 60% of the remaining vote to put even. That's not happening.
These absentee numbers were obtained by FOIL requests to the county Boards of Election.
Some self-described experts had assured us that 50,000 primary votes would be the safe call here and that 60,000 votes would be historic.