Pennsylvania shows fewer registered voters than in 2008, 2004
By The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 2:28 p.m.
Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
HARRISBURG -- In a year in which voters are relatively unenthusiastic about the Nov. 6 presidential election, there are a half-million fewer registered Pennsylvania voters than four years ago and a smaller Democratic advantage in registration.
Numbers available Tuesday show Democrats outnumber Republicans by less than 1.1 million voters. That compares to the 1.2 million voter advantage Democrats held when President Barack Obama won Pennsylvania in 2008.
Political scientist Christopher Borick of Muhlenberg College in Allentown says odds are that fewer voters will be registered in this election, compared to 2008.
The current total of about 8.3 million voters is less than in the 2004 presidential election.
This year, Democrats are doing better at signing up new voters, while Republicans are getting more to switch.
Oct. 9 is the deadline to register.
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It's going to be a hell of a lot less now the Voter I D is enacted. The election board doesn't have a current up to date voter list and never has. There are people on the lists who are dead, or moved long ago. Their will be a lot less voter fraud also. Many state there hasn't been any voter ID fraud per se. Well, I guess not when you don't know where to look for the fraud. When someone can walk in and sign a name who's on the list what's to stop them? How would you know there's a fraud ?? Not any longer... In Philly alone they'll lose over 100K people who dont' have ID. Maybe more..