I think this is the GOP trying to spin the numbers. People are leaving both parties and are becoming unaffiliated voters. Republicans are counting the Dem defections as their gain.
The article in the OP cites the Pennsylvania state govt as its source, not the GOP, for the "switchers."
The GOP theory of "ghost" voters is that folks who are not counted in "likely voters" WILL show up on election day. IMHO that is VERY possible, but I hope the rest of the people will show up in even greater numbers.
I hope they aren't holding their breath waiting on him to give them some jobs....
Not sure I'm with you on that one!