Politics Report: 46,000 Pa. Democrats Become Republicans Due To Trump

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  1. Scarlett Ohara

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    Nearly 46,000 Pennsylvania Democrats have switched to Republicans since the beginning of the year.

    According to Penn Live, some experts attribute the mass exodus to Donald Trump.

    There’s even a title for the movement. It’s called “Ditch and Switch” and calls for lifelong Democrats to abandon the party, register Republican, and help ensure Trump’s place in the general election.

    Professor of Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College[​IMG], Dr. G. Terry Madonna, tells the paper he has a theory behind the switch.

    “With the increase[​IMG] in support in exit polls for Trump among working class, blue-collar Democrats, it is my belief that these are people who fall into that genre,” said Madonna.

    The numbers are similar in other states as well.

    The paper says in Massachusetts, as many as 20,000 Democrats have gone from blue-to-red this year with Trump cited as a primary reason. And in Ohio, as many as 1,000 blue collar workers have promised to switch parties and vote for Trump.

    Numbers show that some Republicans are also switching to[​IMG] the Democratic party, but nowhere near the numbers that are switching to Republican.

    Records show that the party changes seen in the first two months of 2016 are twice those seen in all of 2013.

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/03/10/report-46000-pa-democrats-become-republicans-due-to-trump/
     
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    Yay!
     
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    My fear is that the trump surge in the primaries are due to shit like this: dems voting as republicans to push trump into the general and then voting Hillary in November. If successful, this will have been the most egregious act of voter manipulation/fraud ever pulled off.
     
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    Dem numbers are abysmal right now, the current turnout levels support this theory.
     
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    Title should read, "46,000 people attracted to shiny objects."
     
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    This could also be a movement to get Trump elected because even the Democrats can't stand Hillary.
     
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    :jj:

    Yeah, so let's all remain attracted to dull objects instead. :scratch:
     
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    I switched to Independent so I could vote for Trump in the primary. I used to vote strictly Democrat.

    If it comes down to Trump and Hillary in the general election, there's no chance of Hillary getting my vote.
     
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    that's nothing @LawyerLarry has ended the lives of a million men with his bare hands just because he can. @ClintDagger gets calls from 460000 different women a night begging for just one night with him. @ShutUpSitDown invented numbers. @Biff Dibiase had a 119 millar lights with dinner last night than drove home. Larry inc. re writing the record books.
     
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    Trump better not change his tune too much. And when the Clintons and their media partners turn on the slime machine he better be prepared to hit her twice as hard.
     
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    i recall rush telling his listeners to switch and vote obama in 08 primary, cause he thought mccain would easily beat him
     
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    Trump will be branded as a "sexist" with every comment he makes about Hillary, just watch.
     
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    Do you really think democrats are that well thought out.
     
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    Hillary will be branded as a "liar" with every comment she makes about Trump, just watch.
     
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    when trump was a democrat, do u think he was not well thought out?
     
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    I heard a report that a number of republicans have said they will vote for Hillary in Nov if Trump is the GOP candidate.
     
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    By who? The mainstream media will get behind Hillary with everything they have. They will commence with the onslaught on Trump 24/7 the moment he gets the nomination in July. They like him now because he gets them ratings and clears the Republican field of the real contenders who could actually beat Hillary but that will all change.
     
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    Agreed. But he needs to ignore it and push forward. Turning into another Democrat-lite like Romney or McCain and he'll get destroyed and still be called a sexist.
     
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    Wow that's a big % :jj:

    4 million + registered democrats in Pa.
     
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