More than 60,000 disgruntled Pennsylvania Democrats switch parties

by Lisa Mascaro | Duluth News Tribune  |  published on April 25, 2016

BEAVER, Pa. — A retired middle school principal was so moved by Donald Trump that he switched his Democratic Party registration so he can vote for him in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary.

So did the daughter of a steelworker, who twice voted for President Barack Obama but says she is “over” the Democrats’ political correctness.

And a husband-wife team of Trump volunteers — she’s a laid-off airport worker, he’s a laid-off truck driver — were Democrats for 30 years, until recently.

“We always voted Democrat,” said Laurie McGinnis, as her husband Ricky hung a Trump banner outside their South Greensburg home. “But not any more.”

Some of these newly minted Pennsylvania Republicans are formalizing a process that began with Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980, when conservative-leaning Democrats began shifting away from the party in the faded industrial state.

  • reverand on the west coast.

    good, hey, hillary, there was something you hubby said when he was running, see if you can remember it, its jobs stupid.

  • PC Bob

    I’ve been saying for months, now, that Trump would make a far better Democrat than a Republican! This just proves I was right! Even the Democrats seem to agree, since so many of them are switching parties in order to VOTE for him! Knowing that, how can ANY ‘Republican’ vote for Trump? The man is a died-in-the-wool LIBERAL! He doesn’t even TRY to be a conservative! A Democrat by any other name STILL stinks to high heaven!

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