The warning sign hidden in Pa. Democrats’ big wins this year: Philly turnout plummeted

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — The midterm elections clean sweep by Pennsylvania Democrats obscured a big warning sign for the party: Philadelphia keeps falling behind. Turnout in midterm elections always drops from presidential races. But Philly’s overall turnout dropped the most of any county in the state. It’s the third consecutive election in which Philly’s share of the state’s vote declined. A Philadelphia Inquirer analysis of the almost-final 2022 results and those from past elections raises questions about the city’s future role in statewide races and both parties’ ability to connect with Black and Lat…

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