Over 100,000 Republicans Left the Party Since January Registration Data Reveals

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    Andy Brown
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    Voting registration data reveals that more than 100,000 conservatives changed their party affiliation in the wake of the U.S. Capitol riots by Donald Trump’s supporters, according to a recent analysis by The New York Times.

    The January registration data indicates that in the weeks since the attempted coup, “nearly 140,000 Republicans had quit the party in 25 states that had readily available data,” the Times reported on Wednesday.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/us/politics/republicans-leaving-party.html

    #49792
    Andrew
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    Let’s see if this actually translates into election wins for Democrats going forward, because that’s all that matters, not how many are registered in any particular party.

    #49798
    Vitalogy
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    Call me skeptical. Most of them will claim they are independent but will still cast the same shitty votes.

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    paulwalker
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    Yep. Don’t expect any major shift with Republicans. If Trump is fighting in ‘22 and ‘24, he will still cast a spell on the uninformed.

    #49816
    Andy Brown
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    He’ll be fighting all right, in court trying to keep his ass out of jail.

    #49819
    Andrew
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    Trump’s biggest influence may be in the Republican primaries. His record in endorsing general election candidates is terrible. E.g. he cost the Republicans the Senate by losing them those two Georgia Senate seats they should have won. There were plenty of other cases while he was in office where Democrats unexpectedly won in red states thanks to Trump’s endorsement of the nutty Republican. Trump seems to influence only when he himself is on the ballot.

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