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ICYMI: Trump Card? Republican Voter Registration A Bright Spot For Campaign

- September 9, 2016

Excerpts from FoxNews.com

By: Judson Berger
Friday, September 9, 2016

“…  Republicans are outpacing Democrats in registering new voters in key states.

“A review of registration figures shows that in the swing states that sign up voters by party, Republicans are seeing a significantly bigger boost since 2012. In states like Florida and Pennsylvania, the party has added tens of thousands of voters to the rolls at a time when Democrats have seen their base shrink. 

“[T]he registration shift since 2012 suggests Trump will enjoy a stronger base of GOP voters in some states than did Mitt Romney four years ago.

“In Florida, numbers from the secretary of state show Republicans gained 162,000 voters since 2012; Democrats lost nearly 137,000.

“In Pennsylvania, Republicans gained 40,000 voters; Democrats lost 178,000.

“And in North Carolina, both parties lost members as the number of unaffiliated voters rose. But Democrats lost far more than Republicans in the last four years.

“An RNC official involved in registration efforts told FoxNews.com the bulk of the changes reflect new sign-ups. The official said the party has been putting more emphasis on registration ‘than at any time since 2004.’

“Staffers are going to fairs, churches and door-to-door – and especially Trump/Pence rallies with that goal in mind.

“‘We’re walking away with a ton of new registrants from those [rallies],’ the official said. According to the party, staff and volunteers to date have knocked on millions of doors and registered nearly 725,000 new voters.

“The RNC, though, expects Democrats to step up their own registration efforts over the course of the next month as deadlines approach.

“The RNC also is planning a ‘National Day of Action’ Saturday during which thousands of staff and volunteers will knock on doors in battlegrounds, with registration a major focus.”

Read the full article here

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