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Romney-Ryan enjoy big win in Trappe

Trappe Republicans swamped the polls yesterday

In May 17, 2009, on the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Thomas Fitzgerald's article about Trappe informed us, "Known as a Republican stronghold since the Civil War, Trappe surprisingly went for Barack Obama in the fall [2008], 53% to 46% ... the first time in generations that a Democratic presidential candidate won a majority of the borough's votes."

Since 2008, the number of registered Republicans has remained stable, and just like the rest of Montgo, registered Democrats in Trappe continue to increase.  Poll workers during yesterday's election said "We've never seen this many Democrats!"  Yesterday, Trappe went for Mitt Romney 53% to 46% - a complete flip.  (no front page Inquirer article this round)

1,883 people cast votes yesterday in Trappe.  Here are the actual results:

 

Individual & 

Straight Party Line

Absentee

 

 

 

Straight Party Votes

 

 

 

 

Ind 

Strt

Total

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romney

199

240

264

238

125

161

177

154

9

38

     988

   53

Obama

186

174

276

208

92

92

147

109

11

16

     871

   46

Stein

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson

4

4

6

1

1

 

1

 

1

 

       16

     1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith

180

240

254

228

 

 

 

 

5

38

     945

   51

Casey

195

171

280

207

 

 

 

 

13

16

     882

   48

Rayburn Smith

4

3

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

       11

     1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freed

182

222

251

220

 

 

 

 

6

38

     919

   50

Kane

186

186

275

215

 

 

 

 

10

16

     888

   49

Rogers

6

2

6

3

 

 

 

 

1

 

       18

     1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maher

207

248

267

239

 

 

 

 

8

38

  1,007

   56

DePasquale

154

150

244

181

 

 

 

 

7

16

     752

   42

Summers

9

5

10

9

 

 

 

 

1

 

       34

     2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaughan

186

238

244

238

 

 

 

 

8

38

     952

   53

McCord

176

160

262

183

 

 

 

 

8

16

     805

   45

Fryman

6

4

10

7

 

 

 

 

1

 

       28

     2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerlach

232

269

299

259

 

 

 

 

12

38

  1,109

   61

Trivedi

143

141

234

177

 

 

 

 

7

16

     718

   39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amentas

180

221

236

211

 

 

 

 

4

38

     890

   49

Dinniman

192

182

289

223

 

 

 

 

13

16

     915

   51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vereb

226

273

305

267

 

 

 

 

10

38

  1,119

   62

Devine

148

133

222

167

 

 

 

 

9

16

     695

   38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voters:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Machine A

449

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Machine B

392

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Machine C

420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Machine D

547

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Absentee voters

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In fact the only race not won in Trappe by a Republican candidate was Chris Amentas for State Senate.  This comes as no surprise as our Mayor, Connie Peck, a Democrat who recently switched to Republican, sent a letter to Trappe voters enthusiastically endorsing incumbent Democrat State Senator, Andy Dinniman - which likely cost Amentas at least 100 votes.

Trappe Republicans came out in record numbers.  One gentleman told us, "I haven't voted since Reagan."  And with the odds stacked against Republicans given the 2008 election results, a record influx of Democrats registering to vote here in Trappe, and that Montgo went for Obama 57% - 42% - for Trappe to flip the 2008 results back to Republican is fairly amazing (again, why no front page Inquirer article now, Mr. Thomas Fitzgerald?)

Montgomery County Republican Committee (MCRC) was one of only a dozen Committees in the state of PA which together failed to give Mitt and Paul this swing-state victory.  Philadelphia county went 85% to 14% for Obama, not reflecting any national average, but then we all suspected that would happen.  With a bit more effort and organization, MCRC could have reversed Obama's 57-42 win in our County. I know many other Committee Persons across our area worked very hard and poured their energies into this critical contest, and they also got results in their municipalities.  I am honored to serve the Party with them.

I want to send out a big THANK YOU! from me and my co-chair, Stu Strauss, your Trappe Republican Committee, to all Trappe Republicans.  Together we delivered. We sent a very strong message about conservative policies leading to recovery and renewal.

Also thanks to two true Republican Trappe Council Members, Nevin Scholl and Tammy Liberi, and former Council Member Steve Kurcik.  Scott Martin, your service to the Party will not be forgotten.  Also our poll workers Elaine Lehman, Eva Jaeger, Sue Leighton, Ron Rahmer, and our high school volunteers - people would've stood out in the cold much longer if not for your efficiency.

3 million less voters for Romney than for McCain.  3 million voters stood for McCain but sat for Romney - and handed a second term to Obama.  Why?  This is what the analysts will dissect in the weeks ahead. 

Trappe Republicans, you made my heart sing.  Thanks again!

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Yikes! November 08, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Thanks for the info. Looks like a great reason not to ever live there!
Brittany Tressler (Editor) November 08, 2012 at 02:53 PM
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Amend November 08, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Why? Because Romney was a weak candidate and the electorate knew that even if some republicans were blind to it. No analysis needed.
Anthony Wayne November 08, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Interesting, 53 to 46 was also the margin of victory for Adolf Hitler. Your fellow "brownshirts" must be proud.
JoeyB November 08, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Who said we wanted you to iive here?
Steven Kurcik November 08, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Jack, thank you for all you do for the residents of Trappe and the republican party. Unlike your counter part Brian Donovan from the democratic party and I quote "We are not here to serve." It is a priviledge to serve with you and serve the fine people of Trappe.
Richard H in 2016!!!!!!!!!! November 08, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Hey Jack mini Minster, Richard H & I have wondered were are you? The Pottstown Patch misses you. You talk a big game before the election but when Mitt fumbles the ball you are MIA. Guess you're the "man" we thought you were.
Wallst November 11, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Hey Jack! Like I told Karl Rove... suck it up! LOL!!! FOUR MORE YEARS!!!

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