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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Democratic voter registration in Pennsylvania

Democratic voter registration in Pennsylvania has hit a record of more than 4 million voters.

"It's kind of incredible," Harry A. VanSickle, the state's elections commissioner, tells The Caucus as his office prepares to post the new numbers. "It's the first time we know of that a party in Pennsylvania has gone over 4 million."

A total of 4,044,952 people are now registered to vote in the Democratic primary; a total of 3,215,478 are registered for the Republican primary.

The deadline for registering for the April 22 primary is today, and volunteers for both Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton are still out on the streets here trolling for last-minute registrants. The final official numbers will be tallied later.

... Also, in a sign that Mr. Obama ... is going to contest the state vigorously, his campaign announced today that he would tour the state by bus, just like in Iowa. His tour is to start Friday in Western Pennsylvania and work its way east by Wednesday.

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