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What date is the primary election in Pennsylvania?

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February 05, 2008 1:30AM

According to the Keystone Politics website (www.keystonepolitics.com): "The 2008 Pennsylvania primary election will be held on April 22nd, 2008. The ballot will include selections for US President, US Congress, and state legislature positions." This corroberates with the New York Times Primary Calendar: Democratic Nominating Contests (http://politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/primaries/democraticprimaries/index.html) & Primary Calendar: Republican Nominating Contests (http://politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/primaries/republicanprimaries/index.html) Furthermore, according to the report, "PRIMARY ELECTION DATES IN PENNSYLVANIA: AN ANALYSIS OF PROPOSALS FOR CHANGE" (http://jsg.legis.state.pa.us/ELECTION.PDF) "Under present law the general and municipal primaries are held on the third Tuesday in May, except that in years when the presidential election takes place, the primary is held the fourth Tuesday in April. Act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, §§ 603 and 604; 25 P.S. §§ 2753 and 2754 (West 1994 & Supp. 2000)"