Pennsylvania’s recent primary election data reveals a significant trend: approximately 8-9% of the votes cast were from new primary voters.

This development could have major implications for the 2024 election, according to L2 Data Executive Vice President Paul Westcott. “I think what it says is that you’re going to see new groups showing up in this election,” Westcott explained.

While the majority were registered Democrats, the composition of these new voters includes a surprisingly high number of Republicans, accounting for 33% of the newcomers. This percentage, Westcott points out, is higher than the percentage of overall Republican turnout for the 2024 primary.

Primary voter turnout consisted mostly of female voters, which could be a result of majority Democrat turnout, or policy factors like the abortion issue driving out female voters.

“I think this is going to be a very important group to watch,” remarked Westcott, reflecting on the primary newcomers. “These are your Gen Z voters in some cases, your eighteen, nineteen, twenty-year olds – that is who is able to show up now and we’re going to see a lot more of it.”

For more exclusive data, voting trends, and hard numbers, tune into the fourth installment of the Voices of Reason podcast, hosted by PoliticsPA and presented by L2 Data Inc., in partnership with Broad + Liberty.

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