Lots of New Democrats in Pennsylvania

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I spent the last two days checking out Obama and Clinton’s operations in Pennsylvania and found some interesting voter registration stats with Pennsylvania’s State Department. Here’s my story, but for any one interested here’s the site that lists voter registration – it was updated weekly until the books closed at midnight last night. A sampling: last week alone saw an increase of 50,347 of new Democratic voters.

“That is one of the highest if not the highest in recent memory that we’ve had in one week,” said Rebecca Halton, deputy spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Department. “It’s excitement. It boils down to excitement and eagerness to participate in a highly anticipated primary.”

While no one knows who all these new Democrats may be voting for, interestingly 64% of those who’ve switched parties since the beginning of the year are in the state’s 12 largest, urban counties.

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