Greenstein leads Middlesex vote by mail returns, source says

State Sen. Linda Greenstein is winning the vote by mail race in Middlesex County for CD 12.

According to a source with Greenstein’s camp, the state senator received nearly 800 votes from vote by mail returns (the next running up, Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, received 199 votes).

The totals: Greenstein 788, Chivukula 199, Andrew Zwicker 101 and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman 80.

“That’s actually a solid number,” said Political Science Professor/Pollster Patrick Murray of Monmouth University, referring to Greenstein’s edge.

While the count puts Greenstein in the lead, the 1,168 vote by mail returns come as Greenstein’s winning strategy hinges on large Middlesex voter turnout and after the Middlesex County clerk’s office sent 430,000 vote by mail applications to voters countywide.

The county clerk did not return a call for comment or to confirm the totals.

Greenstein leads Middlesex vote by mail returns, source says