REPORT: 46,000 Pennsylvania Democrats Switch To Republican To Support Donald Trump…

State election stats show the party changes seen in the first two months of 2016 are twice the number seen in all of 2013.  Ditching and Switching !

CBS PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – 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.

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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, Dr. G. Terry Madonna, tells the paper he has a theory behind the switch.

“With the increase 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.  (read more)

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185 Responses to REPORT: 46,000 Pennsylvania Democrats Switch To Republican To Support Donald Trump…

  1. citizen817 says:

    MARCH 15 Primaries & Delegates awarded:
    Fla. 99
    Ill. 69
    Mo. 52
    Northern Mariana Islands Republican Caucus 9
    N.C . 72
    Ohio 66

    My Trump Predictions: Florida- winner
    North Carolina- winner
    Missouri- winner
    Ohio- winner
    Illinois- crooked- 2nd


  2. Robert Pilchman says:


    GOP Majority Voters in Primary are Wayyyyyy Beneath Cruz, So Says Cruz…/cruz-says-trump-backers-have-relat…
    Calling GOP frontrunner supporters “low information” disengaged voters, Ted Cruz’s insinuation reeks of all the reasons America knows “the status quo has got to go.” The arrogance of career politicians is something at which the rest of us chuckle, but Cruz’s latest dig strays from humorous into downright nasty. Cruz is right, though – independent, America-first, commonsense conservatives supporting Donald Trump ARE “low information” when it comes to having any information on Cruz’s ability to expand the conservative movement, beat Hillary Clinton, unify and lead the nation.
    * Where’s information on any Cruz success whilst in his short, half-term U.S. Senate seat, proving his resume’s advantage over another career politicians’s lawyerly executive inexperience that includes never having created a single private sector job, but boasting of his constitutional law teacher creds? (Remember America experimented with that resume before; how’d that work out for the country?)
    * Where’s info on his reasoning in inviting more illegal aliens to flood our porous borders by enticing families with benefits and literal gifts (like teddy bears and soccer balls)?…/ted-cruz-visits-texa…/
    * Any info on why he won’t denounce his highest-profile campaign buddy, despite Glenn Beck’s proclamation that he “hates” America’s innocent victims of 9/11 and calls the families crybabies?, nor hold accountable his campaign manager for abhorrent tactics that mirror Alinsky’s Politics of Personal Destruction?…/ted-cruz-adviser-admits-to-makin…/
    * Info on why he continues to stand on stage with that most prominent supporter who slurs millions of patriotic Americans supporting the GOP frontrunner, calling them Nazi “brown shirts”?…/glenn-beck-loses-fans-an…/
    * Info on consistency with his big endorsement this week, as Carly tells it like it is so very recently?
    “Ted Cruz is just like any other politician. He says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa. He says whatever he needs to say to get elected, and then he’s going to do as he pleases. I think people are tired of a political class that promises much and delivers much of the same.” – Carly Fiorina 1/2/16
    * Info on his support for his crony capitalists’ insistence that he fast-track Obama’s unbalanced trade agenda, then lied about it?…/yes-unfortunately-te…/
    * Info on why he’s fine with increasing U.S. debt?…/
    * Info on how it helps make America great again by arrogantly disenfranchising this Primary season’s majority voters who are fed-up, inspired, optimistic, and engaged? How does it help unify the party or the nation when that holier-than-thou narcissism manifests itself through negative, biting, deceptive tactics… when he’s had so many opportunities to disavow his campaign’s shenanigans and apologize for his own?
    The information we’ve sought is nonexistent, thus “low information voters” comprising the GOP majority support Cruz staying in the Legislative branch, while hopefully gaining understanding of the private sector’s need to reduce the big government he’s a big part of.
    Trump’s energized, positive campaign has led to this record setting stat: of all 24 states that have voted so far, ALL smashed previous GOP turnout records! 4,347,317 votes nationwide for Trump already. Now THAT’S “enlarging the tent.” Any info, Ted, on where you think that “disengaged” momentum will take us?

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  4. Pete says:

    I’m one of the 46,000! Switched from (lifelong) R to D in about 2005 after I became totally disgusted with GWB’s policies of massive govt spending and constant war. Never switched back since it was clear we really did have just a “Uniparty.” Switched to R this year because of Trump so I could vote for him in the primary. I want my party back and more importantly I want my country back!

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  5. Betty says:

    Has every one seen this:

    “A new, damning report from federal investigators into the corruption at Hines Veteran’s Hospital in Illinois reveals that staffers with the Department of Veterans affairs manipulated records to make it seem as if patients were not placed on long waiting lists for treatment, when in fact they were. Worse still, the investigation revealed that there was a shorter, secret waiting for patients who could afford to pay cash bribes.”

    Liked by 4 people

  6. BEE—where are you? Looking for a post— YOUR photo is on Rush Limbaugh’s site today!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jennie says:

      Calling Bee!


    • ThePatriot says:

      I am a Trump supporter, big time. I appreciate your loyalty to your friend, wanting her to see her 15 minutes of fame, too. Nothing wrong with that. Which lady in the picture is BEE?

      Regrettably, you used a Rush Limpy-Poo hit diatribe on Trump. Rush is in the tank for Cruz and in the transcript is literally telling Cruz how to garner more votes from Trump.


      • Jennie says:

        Bee is at the bottom of the photo, second from right. She’s holding the iPhone in her hands. A larger better copy of that particular photo made the top of Drudge Report so Bee had a wonderful 15 minutes! I don’t personally know her except from this site.


  7. Robert Pilchman says:

    “Michael Savage: Donald Trump Is The Victim Of Racism” —

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  8. Bull Durham says:

    Some yahoo punched a big mouth black protestor. Arrested. His responsibility.for not controlling himself. And the jerk hurts Trump.

    The next thing will be a serious event. The protestors are trying to entice something really bad. This is what they want. A shooting would be perfect. It is predictable.

    What is not being emphasized and Trump should mention it at the rallies is there are protest areas for them outside. They come in deliberately to cause trouble.

    Imagine doing that at an Obama or Hillary rally. You’d be in jail for a month.

    The thing is no one anticipates these events. They have no insight into reality. It was PREDICTABLE.

    Worse is coming.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Eris says:

      Yes Cokie Roberts (ABC & NPR hack) tried to ambush Mr. Trump on one of the morning talk shows yesterday with a question about how he feel regarding some vague (i.e. manufactured) reports of white children telling Hispanic children that they’ll be deported if Mr. Trump is elected and so on along that line. Mr. Trump deftly redirected with his response. Expect more of this “What About the Children?” attacks on Mr. Trump.


      • perfect beast says:

        The perfect response to that: “You liberals are always so concerned about “the children” on every issue except when it comes to killing them by abortion.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Gail Combs says:

          Excellent response.
          Or when ISIS is beheading Christian children yet the liberals refuse Arab Christian refugees entry to the USA.

          I will spare you the picture of the behead little girl. Pam Geller has many many graphic photos.


      • Coast says:

        I wish he had said:
        What I’m ashamed about is having a government and leaders who refuse to secure our southern border against a corrupt and criminal Mexican government. I’m ashamed that our leaders have allowed this problem to grow, so that there is now anywhere from 15 to 30 millions illegals in our country, in direct violation of our laws. And I’m ashamed that our government says that the only solution is to give these people political power and control, which harms our citizens. What I’m proud about is bringing this issue into the political discussion and spotlight, and offering a real solution to the America people, which is to secure the border and depot illegals.

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      • abstain says:

        That’s why Trump went off on the reporter at the “Trump Brands” presser. What did he call him? Snowflake? It was a question about “the children”, and he wanted to put a stop to it.

        If anything would scare children it would be Cokie. Did you see her distorted mean face?


    • Gail Combs says:


      “…The law purports to update an old law, Section 1752 of Title 18 of the United States Code, that restricted areas around the president, vice president, or any others under the protection of the Secret Service. The original law was enacted in 1971 and amended in 2006. At first blush, the big change here is that while the old law made it a federal offense to “willfully and knowingly” enter a restricted space, now prosecutors need only show that you did it “knowingly”—that you knew the area was restricted, even if you didn’t know it was illegal to enter the space….

      ….the law makes it easier for the government to criminalize protest. Period. It is a federal offense, punishable by up to 10 years in prison to protest anywhere the Secret Service might be guarding someone. For another, it’s almost impossible to predict what constitutes “disorderly or disruptive conduct” or what sorts of conduct authorities deem to “impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions.”

      The types of events and individuals warranting Secret Service protection have grown exponentially since the law was enacted in 1971. Today, any occasion that is officially defined as a National Special Security Event calls for Secret Service protection. NSSE’s can include basketball championships, concerts, and the Winter Olympics, which have nothing whatsoever to do with government business, official functions, or improving public grounds. Every Super Bowl since 9/11 has been declared an NSSE.

      And that brings us to the real problem with the change to the old protest law. Instead of turning on a designated place, the protest ban turns on what persons and spaces are deemed to warrant Secret Service protection….”

      Now what was that Cruz said about being low info voters??


  9. PhillyGirl says:

    This is great news! I live in Philly, switched from independent to Republican (Ugh!) to be able to vote for Trump in April. PA has a closed primary.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. scott says:

    There is no way to vet any protestor who is intent on getting in. If they have no obvious signs or anything, there is nothing to identify them as such. Deal with them as they come. They are looking for a fight so they can play the victim. They too, will throw punches, spit at, or otherwise try to bait you. Stay safe and calm and let the secret service or security pull them out. Defend yourself of course if you need to, but don’t get physical with them if you don’t have to.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Coast says:

      I wish Trump would say…what part of creating jobs don’t you like? What part of securing our border is an issue for you? What part of having fair and smart trade is a problem? As they are being escorted out…

      Liked by 2 people

      • I think they should be interviewed and profiled. Are they hired? Are they volunteers? What other protests have they attended? OWS? BLM? SEIU? What is the highest educational level they have achieved, do they have a job, what kind, etc. Get a good demographic profile and look for commonalities. This would make a great news story.


    • Benson II says:

      If someone spits on you, pushes you or is to intensely personal it’s your right to react irrespective of where you are.The press will make up lies, exaggerate happenings no matter what any Trump supporter does. They already have and it will continue. With crowds of 10,20 and 30,000 people with so few incidents I think it’s pretty obvious Trump fans don’t go in looking for a fight

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Susan Craig says:

    Could someone send me an email address so I can forward a new GREAT video add that Mr Trump just put out. Thanks


  12. Jett Black says:

    Clearly the incidence of intruding protesters is why Trump’s security and Secret Service detail are doing plain clothes intelligence gathering through the crowds and moving protesters out as soon as they’re identified, in contained groups, if possible, which minimizes the chance that any one of them will throw a punch or catch one from a supporter. Don’t misunderestimate Trump’s security, but if you’re at an event and you see people plotting or clumping together that look like they’re up to something, find a security person or campaign operative and get them on it. While it might be more satisfying for a crowd of civilized people to show the uncivilized the comeuppance of misbehavior, campaign events aren’t the time or place–too much chance for negative spin.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lineabirgit says:

      often the BLM people (tresspassing at a private event) arrive in groups wearing all black. hope they are looking for that.


  13. I am a Pennsylvanian who switched from Independent to Republican specifically to vote for Trump in the primary. I am a Union tradesman as are most of my friends and everyone I know is voting for Trump.-John from Roxborough

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  14. Pennsylvanian here who switched from Independent to Republican specifically to vote for Trump. I’m a Union tradesman as are most people I know and everyone I talk to is voting for Trump. It’s gonna be a big win in Pa. Trump 2016!!-John from Roxborough

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  15. kenmar1965 says:

    I am from PA and could not be prouder to hear this!

    Note that my twins (who will turn 18 one day before the PA primary) have both registered Republican for their first vote.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Josie D says:

    OMG- -Lou Dobbs states that Ben Carson coming out tomorrow to endorse Donald Trump!!

    Liked by 4 people

  17. bobguzzardi says:

    I am from Pennsylvania, recently moved to West Palm Beach. In my opinion, Donald Trump will sweep Pennsylvania’s 71 Republican delegates in the Pennsylvania primary on 26 April.

    Montgomery county commissioner Joe Gale , 26, endorsed Donald Trump. He is more a Ted Cruz Rush Limbaugh Republican, as am I, but I have pivoted to Donald Trump as has Joe Gale. Joe challenged the Republican Establishment in Montgomery County, which is just outside of Philadelphia, and won. He has a substantial following and radio talk show host Dom Giordano supported Joe and supports Donald Trump for the reasons I do. Joe has a significant following of active and engaged voters in Montgomery County Pa which is the 3rd largest county in Pennsylvania and has more Republican voters than any other county.

    No other candidate has done, or can do, what Donald Trump has done. Donald Trump has confronted and flummoxed the Romney Republican Establishment Quislings and Donald Trump has confronted and flummoxed the dishonest Media, both Republican and Democrat. And he will secure the border and build the fence.

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  18. Jack says:

    I am in Pennsylvania, a registered democrat for many years, but I have voted for republicans in the past. I filed the paperwork last week and now I’m officially a republican. Mitt Romney’s speech/Trump attack pushed me over the edge.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. MfM says:

    There is still time to change your PA registration before the primary on April 26. The rule in Pennsylvania is one month prior. That’s why I carry information cards from my state senator that shows how to do it. I’ve given out over fifty, sometimes a dozen at a time.

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  20. Another Philly-born who switched from I to R to vote Trump! Go Pennsylvania! Go Trump!


  21. IMO says:

    Awesome! 46,000 new Trumplicans. We got plenty of room on the Trump Train🚂🇺🇸

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  22. drartaud says:

    My coworker, in his late 30’s, a lifelong democrat, switched to vote for Trump in this primary. The usual response by Cruz supporters is that democrats are switching to elect Trump because they realize that Trump cannot beat hillary (of course, only Ted “the anointed one” Cruz can beat her in their estimation) and that the democrats are doing this to assure her success in November.

    The problem is that my coworker has convinced his father, also a lifetime democrat and in declining health, to vote for Trump in November. Certainly my coworker would not do that if the only reason he was changing parties was to secure a win for hillary.

    I’m in democrat Disney World, 1000+ heavy industry unionized coworkers, yet I’ve heard the most support, by far, for Trump, several for Bernie, one or two for Kasich, and none for hillary, Cruz, Rubio.

    Reasons most often cited at work for supporting Trump are jobs and immigration. The steel industry in the U.S. is flagging, largely due to dumping of Chinese steel, and tariffs were recently secured against China for same. Republican Congressmen (Senate and House) wanting the Keystone Pipeline in the worst way for a “private” Canadian company, even using “eminent domain” to take property from poor innocent Americans against their will (I’m playing on the overused story of Trump trying to use eminent domain for a $20,000 house that the owner was offered $1,000,000 for), are too stupid or corrupt to insure the pipeline is built of U.S. sourced steel and pipes. If they want support on the issue, insist that the pipeline is “Made in America” by Americans, but no, they are perfectly fine with allowing the use of foreign steel and pipes. And they wonder why Trump is so popular in calling for manufacturing to be returned to America? This is what my coworkers see. Republicans and the TPA and TPP, ever striving to send manufacturing out of the country, striving to bring “guest workers” into the country despite the massive unemployment, and just too darned stupid to secure the support of many Americans for the Keystone Pipeline by making it profitable for American industry as well.

    And I saw a fascinating thing with a contractor that provides specialized services to our facility. As he was talking to my coworker, mentioned in the first paragraph above, an enthusiastic discussion of Trump ensued. Of course, I managed to get involved in the conversation, and noted the contractor is a retired police officer of 20 years service. I can’t help but wonder if his boundless enthusiasm for Trump is not something occurring among Law Enforcement officers as well, since so much of his time was spent on duty and so little as a contractor.

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  24. Evelyn Ellis says:

    I will be switching parties in June , Trump all the way !


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