GOP Dominates PA New Voter Registrations: County By County Stats

Justin Heinze
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PENNSYLVANIA — With the voter registration deadline now passed in Pennsylvania, the Republican drive to register new voters in a crucial swing state is over. While it remains to be seen what difference this might make in the final vote tally in the general election, one thing is clear: the GOP dominated the Democrats in registering new voters this year, both in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

This success became national news weeks ago, and the final numbers over the last few weeks bear out that trend: from the June primary until the deadline on Oct. 19, Republicans registered 202,396 new voters, while Democrats registered just 114,497 in that same time frame.

Much of his can probably be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the GOP choosing to go door to door over the summer, while Democrats declined to do so until October.

See previous story: GOP Registers Twice As Many New PA Voters: See County Breakdown

From Oct. 1 through the voter registration deadline on Oct. 19, Democrats were more competitive than they had been in the preceding months. October saw Democrats register 56,512 voters. That number was still clearly outstripped by the GOP, which registered 79,774.

That's despite former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign finally launching a door to door campaign in Pennsylvania in early October.

Democrats were successful this month where they've always been successful: the highly populated, long blue strongholds in the counties surrounding Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. October saw Democrats register 8,126 new voters in Allegheny County, 4,428 in Montgomery County, 3,189 in Delaware, 2,800 in Chester, and 12,272 in Philadelphia.

For the Republicans, meanwhile, their success in October was similar to preceding months, with smaller but consistent gains across the rural center of the state. However, there were a few places where GOP efforts really stood out this month: Westmoreland County saw Republicans register 2,515 voters, while 1,997 were registered in Washington. Berks saw 2,678, and York saw 4,472.

Overall, Democrats do still have a significant lead in overall number of voters registered: 4,207,190 to the Republicans' 3,506,337. There are also 895,550 independents registered in the state, and 407,086 voters registered with one of the third parties.

And polls indicate that the state is leaning leftward, though it's close and getting closer. President Trump has narrowed Joe Biden's lead to 4.2 points in Pennsylvania, as his campaign appeared to pick up steam in the Keystone State in the past two weeks. Biden led by 7 points on Oct. 14.

>>Trump Gains 3 Points On Biden In Latest PA Presidential Polls

Below is the overall county by county breakdown of total new voters registered from June through Oct. 19:

  • Adams: Democrats gain 511, GOP gains 2,800

  • Allegheny: Democrats gain 14,429, GOP gains 14,354

  • Armstrong: Democrats lose 111, GOP gains 2,253

  • Beaver: Democrats gain 546, GOP gains 3,903

  • Bedford: Democrats lose 164, GOP gains 1,778

  • Berks: Democrats gain 3,171, GOP loses 5,311

  • Blair: Democrats gain 386, GOP gains 3,388

  • Bradford: Democrats gain 213, GOP gains 1,712

  • Bucks: Democrats gain 6,473, GOP gains 10,804

  • Butler: Democrats gain 2,908, GOP gains 6,749

  • Cambria: Democrats lose 423, GOP gains 3,313

  • Cameron: Democrats lose 25, GOP gains 132

  • Carbon: Democrats add 168, GOP gains 1,691

  • Centre: Democrats gain 422, GOP gains 1,401

  • Chester: Democrats gain 7,506, GOP gains 5,957

  • Clarion: Democrats lose 120, GOP gains 979

  • Clearfield: Democrats lose 135, GOP gains 2,477

  • Clinton: Democrats lose 37, GOP gains 1,076

  • Columbia: Democrats gain 35, GOP gains 1,327

  • Crawford: Demorats gain 23, GOP adds 1,953

  • Cumberland: Democrats gain 2,259, GOP gains 4,096

  • Dauphin: Democrats gain 3,585, GOP gains 3,294

  • Delaware: Democrats gain 8,912, GOP gains 3,866

  • Elk: Democrats lose 157, GOP gains 1,190

  • Erie: Democrats gain 874, GOP gains 3,337

  • Fayette: Democrats lose 190, GOP gains 4,048

  • Forest: Democrats lose 11, GOP gains 99

  • Franklin: Democrats gain 685, GOP gains 4,191

  • Fulton: Democrats lose 45, GOP gains 604

  • Greene: Democrats lose 220, GOP gains 1,043

  • Huntingdon: Democrats lose 55, GOP gains 1,302

  • Indiana: Democrats lose 465, GOP gains 1,872

  • Jefferson: Democrats lose 196, GOP gains 1,611

  • Juniata: Democrats lose 20, GOP gains 636

  • Lackawanna: Democrats gain 1,359, GOP gains 3,133

  • Lancaster: Democrats gain 4,288, GOP gains 9,214

  • Lawrence: Democrats gain 147, GOP gains 2,147

  • Lebanon: Democrats gain 905, GOP gains 2,975

  • Lehigh: Democrats gain 4,196, GOP gains 5,083

  • Luzerne: Democrats gain 1,046, GOP gains 5,313

  • Lycoming: Democrats gain 357, GOP gains 3,089

  • McKean: Democrats gain 27, GOP gains 1,314

  • Mercer: Democrats gain 302, GOP gains 2,499

  • Mifflin: Democrats lose 73, GOP gains 1,603

  • Monroe: Democrats gain 2,388, GOP gains 2,494

  • Montgomery: Democrats gain 13,760, GOP gains 8,933

  • Montour: Democrats gain 106, GOP gains 410

  • Northampton: Democrats gain 4,103, GOP gains 5,336

  • Northumberland: Democrats gain 211, GOP gains 1,960

  • Perry: Democrats gain 78, GOP adds, GOP gains 1,364

  • Philadelphia: Democrats gain 24,045, GOP gains 9,806

  • Pike: Democrats gain 811, GOP gains 1,859

  • Potter: Democrats lose 37, GOP gains 488

  • Schuylkill: Democrats gain 207, GOP gains 3,330

  • Snyder: Democrats gain 91, GOP gains 1,12

  • Somerset: Democrats lose 343, GOP gains 2,131

  • Sullivan: Democrats lose 132, GOP gains 26

  • Susquehanna: Democrats gain 84, GOP gains 1,131

  • Tioga: Democrats lose 21, GOP gains 1,240

  • Union: Democrats gain 507, GOP gains 1,091

  • Venango: Democrats gain 122, GOP gains 1,547

  • Warren: Democrats lose 87, GOP gains 790

  • Washington: Democrats gain 475, GOP gains 5,607

  • Wayne: Democrats gain 328, GOP gains 1,340

  • Westmoreland: Democrats gain 652, GOP gains 9,061

  • Wyoming: Democrats gain 125, GOP gains 721

  • York: Democrats gain 3,496, GOP gains 10,307

This article originally appeared on the Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch