Hmm: Hundreds of thousands flocking to GOP in Pennsylvania

Hmm: Hundreds of thousands flocking to GOP in Pennsylvania
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The Pennsylvania Republican Party has picked up 243,139 new voters since the November 2015 election—and of these new voters, nearly 100,000 of them switched from the Democratic Party.

The state Republican party says that the surge in Republican registrations is nearly twice the number of newly registered Republicans compared to both the 2008 and 2012 numbers combined.

The party says the new numbers come from the Pennsylvania Department of State which shows that 97,607 Democrats have actually switched to Republican.

Numbers also show that 38,020 Republicans actually switched to Democrats.

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