Pennsylvania has long held its primary so late as to be nearly irrelevant in national politics at the primary level. By the time Pennsylvanians get around to voting, the pool of candidates has already been largely decided by other states. That’s why this quote from the Pennsylvania Republican Chair, Robert Gleason, pisses me off to no end:
With an older electorate, do we really want to force our voters out during conditions that could jeopardize their health and safety?
Are you serious? Look, I’m already quite sick of having to constantly bend over “for the children”, and my useless contributions to the various government run
pyramid schemes social security systems annoys me enough as it is in regards to our “older electorate”, but this has to take the cake. Let’s make Pennsylvania relevant! We’re the 6th largest state in the union, and I think we should count for something.