Monday, April 07, 2008

Philly Counties Turn Democratic

for the first time in a long time, two counties in pennsylvania have gone from republican to democratic.

nyt: The registration deadline was March 24, and tens of thousands of new registrations flooded in, from both new voters and party switchers. Elections officials have been counting them and posting the changes in drips and drabs.
Now, the new tally in Bucks shows 185,413 enrolled Democrats, compared with 181,941 enrolled Republicans.
In Montgomery County, the new tally shows 245,209 Democrats, compared with 238,208 Republicans.


the question is, who are they for, obama or clinton?
The campaigns of Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton undertook intense voter-registration drives in the suburbs, and across Pennsylvania. Signing up new voters was a particular strategy for Mr. Obama, who has also sought to appeal to independents and Republicans.
No one knows for sure which candidate will benefit the most from the surge. Analysts have said new registrants tended to be young people, who tended to support Mr. Obama. But they also say the suburbs are home to many professional women who care deeply about abortion rights and want to vote for a woman.