Skip to comments.Early Voting in Pa. Shows GOP Tilt
Posted on 10/28/2010 4:36:35 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
The latest absentee ballot statistics released this afternoon by the state of Pennsylvania show a strong Republican tilt in the Keystone State, a bad sign for Democratic candidates up and down the ticket.
According to the secretary of states office, 53,226 absentee ballots have been returned by registered Republicans in Pennsylvania compared with 37,631 by registered Democrats.
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And more rats are voting GOP than the converse
Those “bitter clingers” are making an “enthusiasm gap”.
Let’s hope this time western Pennsylvania comes through to help overcome the large eastern Pennsylvania cities.
Having been stationed in the Pittsburgh area for a number of years, the southwest part of PA has a number of blue dog voters. I was friends with a number of folks there in Scott Township that were registered D’s that voted R. While most of them do vote solid D for the down ticket races to include the house races, they will vote R for Senate, Gov and POTUS.. But on the flip side, lots of Specter RINO’s floating around that might go the other way. It’s a very fickle state!!! My gut tells me that that this might be one of those R years in PA, but you can’t project this out to 2012 as they can flip in a nano second!!!
If I recall correctly, PA always keeps its governor for two terms and always changes parties for the next (or it has for as long as I can remember). Republican time...
This will give them an idea of how many extra votes out of Philli they need to come up with. Fast Eddie is on the case!
Encouraging sign !!!
During 2006, the two parties returned exactly 82 percent of ballots. During 2008, Democrats returned 88 percent of absentee ballots, compared to 89 percent returned by Republicans. Republicans requested over 8,600 more ballots than Democrats in 2006, compared to only 3,400 more in 2008.
In the 2010 Pennsylvania primary, Republicans requested nearly 5,000 fewer ballots than Democrats, while both parties returned exactly 68 percent of ballots.
To date, Republicans have requested 11K more ballots than D in this cycle and have returned 12K more than the RATS. This is quadruple 2008 levels. The wave is building.
Haven't gotten around to changing my registration yet!
Yeah, but wait until the cemetery vote comes in from Philly!
Heck, she was at a train station this evening (witnessed it myself) - with, of all people, the Dem governor candidate Onorato. That's pretty smallball for a Dem statewide candidate to be playing this late in the race. Something very intesting is happening here - namely, a huge number of factors are aligning to where a fresh candidate, Dee Adcock, can counter a massive discrepancy in funds enough to panic Schwartz into the streets, something she has been loathe to do for some time now.
Good on you. I converted in ‘92 listening to Rushbo.
This is pretty big news I think. A very good sign for the GOP.
The Democrats have a registration edge in Pennsylvania of around 1.2 million voters.
I have GREAT news from the Midwest! One of the LibTards I work with told me 'in confidence' today that she's voting Republican this time around!
Wa-Hoo! Hats and Horns! This is AMAZING news indeed from The Belly of the Beast, Madistan, Wisconsin!
Good news, but, this is Pennsylvania. They’ve been known to string us along and then play the whore and break our heart.