Wednesday, April 09, 2008

PA Democrats Gain Party Members for Primary

Pennsylvania Dems pad voter registration lead
By Mike Wereschagin
Monday, April 7, 2008

One million voters now separate the Democratic Party from the Republican Party, according to voter registration statistics released today by the Pennsylvania Department of State...

...Compared to the last election, in the fall, the state has about 307,000 more Democrats and 58,000 fewer Republicans.

Democratic registrations swell in state
By The Tribune-Review
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
...The state has almost 4.2 million registered Democrats, compared to about 3.2 million Republicans...

Pa. voter registration nears record
Posted 1d 18h ago |

(AP) — Voter registration for Pennsylvania's April 22 presidential primary is close to setting a record, and a surge of Democratic sign-ups has reversed years of Republican domination in two suburban Philadelphia counties.
Statewide registration stands at 8.32 million — fewer than 50,000 votes shy of breaking the record set in the 2004 presidential election, according to updated county totals state officials released Monday.

That total is expected to grow because county officials continue to process applications that were filed by the March 24 deadline.

The number of registered Democrats is 4.2 million, up 8% since last fall's election, reflecting intense interest in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois. They are competing for 158 delegates to the national nominating convention in Denver in August — the largest group of delegates that will be awarded in the 10 contests remaining.

...Republican registration declined statewide by about 2% to 3.2 million, while the number of voters unaffiliated with either party declined by about 4% to 942,867.

Pa. Voter Registration Deadline Expires; Ex-Republican Councilman Switches Party

POSTED: 4:28 pm EDT March 24, 2008
UPDATED: 9:19 am EDT March 25, 2008

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