Monday was the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania’s Nov. 2 general election. As of Monday afternoon, Pennsylvania had 3,417,781 registered Republicans and 4,024,275 registered Democrats. That is the lowest number of registered Pennsylvania Democrats in a decade. Registered Democratic voters peaked in 2012 during the Barrack Obama vs. Mitt Romney presidential race, then numbering 4,266,317. Compared to today, there are 242,042 fewer Democratic voters registered for Nov. 2. Pennsylvania’s registered Democrats have historically outnumbered Republicans, but since 2011 the gap between Democratic and Republican voters has diminished, with Republican voters gaining ground in small bites. Over the last 10 years, 2020 saw the highest number of registered Pennsylvania Republican voters at 3,543,070. The 2021 voter registration numbers show the smallest spread between the parties in at least a decade; there are 606,494 more Democratic voters than Republicans. It means that to prevail, statewide candidates will have to …


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