Republicans Outpacing Dems in Voter Registration Gain in Key Battleground States


The Republican Party has made significant gains in the number of registered voters compared to the Democratic Party in three key battleground states that Donald Trump carried in 2016.

Those states are Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida.

The net gain in Pennsylvania is impressive; the GOP has picked up 153,000 more voters there in relation to their rival.

The Democrats have an approximate 783,000 advantage in voter registration in the state. However, the margin is down from a 936,000 lead in 2016, when Trump carried the commonwealth.

The Keystone State put him over the 270 electoral vote tally to win the White House.

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Trump won Pennsylvania with 48.2 percent of the vote, to Hillary Clinton’s 47.5 percent.

The GOP’s gain in North Carolina is even larger than in Pennsylvania.

In 2016, the Democrats held about a 646,000 registered-voter lead, according to statistics provided to The Western Journal by the Republican National Committee.

That lead has dropped 216,000 to a 430,000-voter lead.

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Trump carried North Carolina with 49.8 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 46.2.

In Florida in 2016, Trump won by a little over a percentage point despite the Democrats having a 335,000-voter-registration lead at the time, the RNC determined.

That advantage has fallen to approximately 250,000.

Additionally, the RNC pointed out in an email to The Western Journal that in “Arizona, from April 2020 to July 6, 2020, Republicans registered 3,000 more new voters than Democrats did across the state, reversing a recent trend of Democrats gaining registrations over Republicans.”

The GOP has approximately 97,000 more voters registered than Democrats do in the Grand Canyon State. Trump carried Arizona by a 3.5 percent margin in 2016.

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Overall, the RNC reported that its Trump Victory campaign volunteers have signed up over 100,000 new voters in advance of the November election, compared with 46,000 in 2016.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News on Wednesday that the party has 1,500 staff members on the ground working to get out the vote for Trump and other GOP candidates.

“As enthusiasm for President Trump continues to grow, so does the Republican Party,” McDaniel said in a statement provided to The Western Journal.

“Over 100,000 new voters are ready to cast their ballot for four more years of President Trump’s ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’ agenda, and elect Republicans up and down the ballot on November 3rd.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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