Delaware County Republicans continue to dominate countywide politics, winning yesterday's races for county council, sheriff, register of wills and controller, despite the Democrats having the voter-registration advantage for the first time ever.
Maybe some Republicans were fired up by Newtown Township GOP leader Michael F.X. Gillin, who apparently rallied the troops with a pre-election "Dear Neighbor" letter claiming that the Philadelphia Democratic Party is attempting to "take over" the Delco government. The letter, which is basically the political equivalent of this Drexel frat bro's flag football speech (NSFW), went on to compare Democrats – some believe it's meant to refer to black Democrats in particular – to a disease that kills about half a million Americans a year.
"The Democrats are gaining strength in Upper Darby and have taken over Chester," reads the letter, which is written on Newtown Township Republican Executive Committee letterhead and concludes with Gillin's signature. "We cannot allow this cancer to enter the Courthouse."
In other words, stop the Democrats – or you'll die.