As of October 3rd, there are 4,135,224 Democrats and 3,223,603 Republicans registered in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That gives the Dems a 911,621 person advantage, although just a week ago it was 915,904.
Another 1,155,151 Pennsylvanians are independents or belong to a smaller political party. In total, 8,513,978 voters are registered in the Keystone State.
Once again, just ten counties saw a gain in Democratic margins. Most of their totals came from Philadelphia (2,304) and Allegheny (950). The Dems also got help from Delaware (466) and Montgomery (310) Counties.
The biggest piece of good news for the PA Democratic Party, though, is that they were able to stop GOP gains in Bucks, the other Philly collar county. They may have only increased their margin by 17, but it’s vitally important for the party to hold Bucks and continue to chip away at the GOP’s hold in Chester County (361).
Republicans made up ground in the following Southwestern Counties: Westmoreland (698), Washington (296), Cambria (281), Beaver (231), Fayette (206) and Greene (98).
Next week will be our final update and we’ll compare the total changes from May to October in each county.