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Democrats extend registration advantage in Pennsylvania

| Saturday, August 9, 2008 12:00 a.m

Democrats continue to extend their registration advantage over Republicans in Pennsylvania, according to the Department of State.

Nearly 4.3 million voters are registered Democrats, compared to fewer than 3.2 million Republicans. A million-voter gap began forming early this year, as hundreds of thousands of people registered with the Democratic Party so they could vote in the hotly contested primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

In the last week of July, more than 6,000 new voters signed up as Democrats, compared to about 2,000 new Republicans and more than 2,300 who registered with some other party. That same week, 2,134 voters switched to the Democratic Party, while 1,014 switched to the GOP.

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