Democrats and Republicans split Philadelphia suburbs

Heading into tomorrow’s Pennsylvania primary, suburban counties around Philadelphia are playing out to be a voter registration battleground, while the city is still a deep “blue.” 

In Philadelphia Democrats hold an over six to one edge over Republicans. Bob Lee is in charge of voter registration for the Philadelphia City Commissioners. He said voter apathy is reigning over this primary election.

“Application rate has been down compared to four years ago, the registration activity was a lot lower and so was the telephone activity of people contacting us about the election,” said Lee.

In the suburbs, Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel said Democrats have worked to achieve a 40,000 voter registration edge.

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“There’s no question the Democrats are in majority now in Montgomery County, which has always been a Republican County,” said Hoeffel. “That is a function of the Democratic party registration efforts being successful and I believe the national Republicans getting too conservative for the moderate voters who are in the majority in Montgomery County,” he said.

Democrats are also ahead in Bucks County, but Republicans still hold the registration edge in Chester and Delaware counties.

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