Democrats handed control of state government and therefore Congress to the Republicans. Here is how it happened.
We started by not showing up to vote in 2010.
- 6,647,806 of today’s PA voters were eligible to vote in 2010.
- 3,098,905 Democrats and 2,701,747 Republicans.
- 48.0% of Democrats voted but 57.1% of Republicans voted.
That difference of voter turnout gave complete control of the PA Legislature to Republicans. With control of the Legislature, Republicans were able to gerrymander U.S. Congressional, PA General Assembly, and PA Senate districts to make it very difficult for Democrats to win.
Today’s reality is that there are more than 800,000 registered Democrats than Republicans, but Democrats hold only
- 5 of 18 U.S. Congressional seats,
- 82 of 203 PA House seats
- 16 of 50 PA Senate seats.
DEMOCRATS HANDED CONTROL OF PA GOVERNMENT BY NOT SHOWING UP TO VOTE IN 2010, AND WE HAVE CONTINUED TO TURNOUT IN LOWER PERCENTAGES IN EACH ELECTION SINCE!!
With an 800,000 voter advantage, Democrats can reverse this trend by showing up to vote. We can start by electing Democrats to the statewide judges races and local Democratic candidates on Tuesday, November 7.
LET’S SHOW UP TO VOTE NEXT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 AND START TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!