April 8, 2008 in Nation/World

Pa. voter registration surges

Associated Press The Spokesman-Review

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Voter registration for Pennsylvania’s April 22 presidential primary is close to setting a a new record, and a surge of Democratic sign-ups has reversed years of Republican domination in two suburban Philadelphia counties.

Statewide registration stands at 8.32 million – fewer than 50,000 votes shy of breaking the record set in the 2004 presidential election.

The number of registered Democrats is 4.2 million, up 8 percent since last fall’s election.

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