“Enthusiasm is clearly on the side of the Republican Party in the Keystone State. In county after county, former Pennsylvania Democrats are rejecting the Obama-Clinton Democratic Party in favor of the GOP and its candidates. The PA GOP’s fantatic voter registration numbers will no doubt continue to grow as registrations are processed, but now it’s time for Republicans to prepare to get out the vote on November 8th.” – PA GOP Communications Director Megan Sweeney
Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania Voters Switch from Democrat to Republican
October 12, 2016
Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania Democrats have switched to Republican since the beginning of the year.
What’s more: The Pennsylvania Republican party saysmore than 240-thousand new voters have joined the party since last November.
The state Republican party says that the surge in Republican registrations is nearly twice the number of newly registered Republicans compared to both the 2008 and 2012 numbers combined.
The party says the new numbers come from the Pennsylvania Department of State which shows that 97,607 Democrats have actually switched to Republican.
Numbers also show that 38,020 Republicans actually switched to Democrats.
“Enthusiasm is clearly on the side of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania this year,” Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason said. “Republicans are making historic gains in voter registration in the Keystone State. As the last-minute registrations are processed, we’re confident we will see our Party grow even larger.
Since the November 2015 election, 243,139 new voters have joined the Pennsylvania Republican party.