When I interviewed Michael Meehan, he mentioned that the latest total he saw put registered Republicans in Philadelphia at more than 147,000. He called that the largest county-wide total in the Commonwealth. Methinks he misspoke, easy to do because, I wouldn’t be surprised, for centuries that was true of Philadelphia.
But the past month there was a flurry of research into regional registrations after it was reported Montgomery County went Democratic, and because it is the state’s most populous, turns out that while Philadelphia’s GOP isn’t the state’s largest, it is among them, and those that beat it are all neighbors.
Using totals collecting by the Committee of Seventy (Seventy-PDF), Philadelphia has 145,439 registered Republicans and 799,381 Democrats.
Bucks County – 181,696 registered Republicans and 185,381 Democrats
Chester County – 147,010 registered Republicans and 113,278 Democrats
Delaware County – 188,834 registered Republicans and 156,608 Democrats
Montgomery County – 240,053 registered Republicans and 240,232 Democrats
Carton courtesy of Christine Berry.