Democrat in Pennsylvania leaves party after 34 years, claiming it “abandoned” its supporters during the pandemic

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THOUSANDS OF VOTERS IN PENNSYLVANIA ARE CHANGING PARTIES TO VOTE FOR THE REPUBLIC Thousands of Pennsylvania citizens changed their party affiliation to Republican

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Read this article. Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, a large number of Pennsylvania Democrats are defecting to the Republican Party, with about 8,400 doing so in the state’s western region alone.

Beth Ann Rosica, a mother from Pennsylvania, visited “Fox and Friends First” to talk about the statistics and the problems she thinks are behind the huge migration.

It’s been horrifying to see what has happened to our kids intellectually, socially, and emotionally, Rosica said co-host Carley Shimkus. “I believe the economy is significant, and I also think a lot of the school concerns for parents across the state of Pennsylvania,” she added.

“The only actual impact of all these failed initiatives has been academic loses.”

Because of the country’s rising inflation and petrol prices, many parents, according to Rosica, are “fed up and upset with what’s transpired here over the last two and a half years.”

Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz greets the media after voting in Pennsylvania's primary, on May 17, 2022, in Bryn Athyn.

Mehmet Oz, a Republican running for the Senate, shakes hands with the press in Bryn Athyn on May 17, 2022, following the Pennsylvania primary. The Fox News

The Pennsylvania Department of State reports that in 2022, more than 39,000 Democrats changed their party registration. Only over 12,000 votes, in contrast, shifted from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party.

“I too believed that the Democratic Party was genuinely focused on the people that they pretend to serve,” Rosica said. “I was a former Democrat for 34 years prior to the pandemic.

She spoke about how she has devoted her professional life to assisting low-income families in obtaining the tools they require to succeed, a position the Democratic Party has consistently professed to embrace.

The Democratic Party, according to Rosica, “essentially abandoned all of those folks,” as she observed throughout the pandemic. And so, as I like to say, “that’s why I left the party, or more accurately, the party truly deserted me,” and I believe that more and more people are beginning to realize that.

Coming from an immigrant family, Endrias Micael switched parties this year and joined the Republican Party in Pennsylvania. He accused the Democrats of abandoning voters with whom they had not communicated in “quite some time.”

I’m a member of a group called the National Council of Eritrean Americans, and our goal is to mobilize swing voters and people who believe that Democrats are to blame for their problems. These are people who the Democratic Party hasn’t talked to in a while or who have only been given failed policies to choose from, according to Micael.

So, he added, “we decided to start with a grassroots strategy and actually start meeting with Republican candidates.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is supported by Trump, will compete against Democratic Lt. Governor John Fetterman in Pennsylvania’s high-profile Senate contest in November.
Fox News Digital’s associate editor is Bailee Hill.

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