Voter Registration Update – August 2016
On April 26th, PA had 4,062,187 Democrats and 3,126,166 Republicans. Throw in another 1,085,350 independents and members of other parties for 8,273,703 total registered voters.
The latest update for August 1st shows 4,074,858 Democrats and 3,159,815 Republicans. An additional 1,106,024 voters brings the grand total to 8,340,697.
As a result, we find that Republicans have added 33,649 new voters to their rolls compared to 12,671 for the Democrats. Over the past three months, the GOP has reduced their deficit from 936,021 to 915,043.
Just seven counties saw an increase in the Democrats’ favor. Furthermore, four of them were rather small: Chester (188), Clinton (40), Dauphin (72), Lehigh (53).
Where the Democrats drew the bulk of their new recruits, though, were Philadelphia (8,529) and neighboring Delaware (1,665) and Montgomery (1,313) counties.
GOP gains were spread throughout the commonwealth but they did show impressive gains in certain counties like: Westmoreland (4,345), York (2,084), Washington (1,585), Luzerne (1,220), Bucks (1,194), Allegheny (1,110), Butler (1,083), Cambria (1,023).
Most of these counties are in the Southwestern part of the state that has been treading red, although Luzerne and Bucks continue to stand out as NEPA and SEPA counties that are going against the grain in the increasingly Democratic eastern half of the commonwealth.