Statement from Kathleen Keohane, Chairperson of Tredyffrin Democrats
Thank you, thank you! The TTDEMS appreciate your enthusiastic volunteer efforts to get Tredyffrin voters to the polls last November. YOU made our across-the-board wins possible. And you voted for change.
We showed that Democrats win when Democrats and their supporters VOTE! The 2017 Democratic sweep in Tredyffrin was truly historic, an outcome that would have been unthinkable even ten years ago. Though party registration has been trending Democratic in recent years, we have always been in the minority – until now.
The latest voter data from the PA Department of State has made it official: Democrats now outnumber Republicans in Tredyffrin: 9,045 to 9,010, with 4,006 non-affiliated and other voters.
During the last two years, 976 new Democrats have registered compared to 552 Republicans. The numbers for voters under 50 years of age are even more striking: Democrats outnumber Republicans 4,464 to 3,481. That’s almost a 1,000 voter difference.
Adding to the trend in Democratic registration, Dems now outnumber Republicans in the 157th PA House district – despite a 2011 redistricting by Republican legislators that split Phoenixville in half and moved many Democratic voters to a safely Republican district. In recent years, an influx of new voters and party changes by others have erased the Republican advantage in the 157th.
The numbers are great news, but numbers don’t vote! Our challenge is to persuade and activate our voters to come to the polls on Election Day….
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Kathleen Keohane, TTDem Committee, May 20, 2017
A sincere Thank You to all the volunteers and voters who helped make this year’s Primary a successful election day. And an historic one too. For the first time ever, more Tredyffrin Democrats came out to vote than their Republican counterparts in every single one of our seventeen precincts. A total of 628 more Democrats, to be exact.
There is no disputing the fact that Tredyffrin is changing. The number of registered Democrats has increased by almost 10% in the last two years. At this point, the two major parties are separated by only 210 voters, while the number of Independents has remained stable at about 18%. We feel confident that our well-qualified candidates can win this year if voters have a chance to meet them and consider their credentials and positions on the issues that matter most: maintaining our quality of life by providing excellent services, the careful management of growth, and responsible use of our tax dollars.
Thank you for your interest and support of our candidates.
Click at TTDem Committee to read the full statement from Kathleen Keohane, chair of Tredyffrin Democrats.
TTDem Committee, February 21, 2016
Supreme Court Nomination
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey took his view that the next president should pick Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement a step further on Thursday, saying that the U.S. Senate should not hold confirmation hearings on any nominee picked by President Obama.
The Founding Fathers whom conservatives are so fond of deferring to left no doubt how this was supposed to work. The president offers a nominee to fill the vacancy, the Senate explores his or her credentials and decides whether to consent to the appointment.
In a recent interview, Toomey downplayed concerns about leaving a court seat open for roughly a year, and the potential for gridlock on the court.
He told the AP: “It’s not that big a deal.”
It is a big deal.
According to the Congressional Research Service, the average number of days from nomination to final Senate vote since 1975 is 67 days. President Obama still has over 300 days in his 2nd term….
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