Jensrsa wrote: ↑Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:39 pm
https://www.deccanherald.com/internatio ... 49764.html
‘There’s nothing left’: Why thousands of Republicans are leaving the party
In the days after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the phone lines and websites of local election officials across the country were jumping: Tens of thousands of Republicans were calling or logging on to switch their party affiliations.
In California, more than 33,000 registered Republicans left the party during the three weeks after the Washington riot. In Pennsylvania, more than 12,000 voters left the GOP in the past month, and more than 10,000 Republicans changed their registration in Arizona.
An analysis of January voting records by The New York Times found that nearly 140,000 Republicans had quit the party in 25 states that had readily available data (19 states do not have registration by party). Voting experts said the data indicated a stronger-than-usual flight from a political party after a presidential election, as well as the potential start of a damaging period for GOP registrations as voters recoil from the Capitol violence and its fallout.
That's at best a very misleading story but is most likely just dead wrong on the journalist's part. More Democrats are deregistering from being Democrats than Republicans deregistering from being Republicans. You can go to Ballot Access News where the writer reports registration figures as they get updated all the time. Most states that do party registration have released numbers updated this year. The Democrats' state registration numbers with an exception here and there always go down, while Republicans are either going down a small amount or have a minor increase.
I'm going to pull the 4 most recent registration numbers, but you can go through his posting history and see recently published numbers and percentages for dozens of states. http://ballot-access.org/
http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/11/new ... on-data-5/
http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/11/new ... on-data-2/
2/5/21 numbers: Republican 52.70%, Democratic 13.77%, Libertarian 1.10%, Constitution 0.38%, Indy/Other 32.06%
Sept-20 numbers: Republican 52.88%, Democratic 14.13%, Libertarian 1.00%, Constitution 0.36%, Indy/Other 31.64%
Republican down 0.18%, Democratic down 0.36%, Libertarian up 0.10%, Constitution up 0.02%, Indy/Other up 0.42%
http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/09/new ... on-data-4/
Feb-2021 numbers: Democratic 46.25%, Republican 39.24%, Libertarian 0.52%, Green 0.12%, Indy/Other 13.87%
Feb-2020 numbers: Democratic 47.45%, Republican 38,19%, Libertarian 0.47%, Green 0.12%, Indy/Other 13.77%
Democratic down 1.20%, Republican up 1.05%, Libertarian up 0.05%, Indy/Other up 0.10%
http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/05/new ... on-data-4/
2/9/21 numbers: Democratic 38.93%, Republican 32.02%, Independent Party 3.52%, Libertarian 0.49%, Green 0.07%, Reform 0.03%, Conservative 0.03%, Constitution 0.01%, Indy/Other 24.91%
Feb-20 numbers: Democratic 42.28%, Republican 31.49%, Independent Party 2.97%, Libertarian 0.47%, Green 0.08%, Reform 0.04%, Conservative 0.03%, Constitution 0.01%, Indy/Other 22.64%
Democratic down 3.35%, Republican up 0.53%, Independent Party up 0.55%, Libertarian up 0.02%, Green down 0.01%, Reform down 0.01%, Indy/Other up 2.27%
2/1/21 numbers: Republican 34.13%, Democratic 32.90%, Libertarian 0.68%, Green 0.18%, Indy/Other 32.10%
Oct-20 numbers: Republican 34.21%, Democratic 33.57%, Libertarian 0.63%, Green 0.16%, Indy/Other 31.43%
Republican down 0.08%, Democratic down 0.67%, Libertarian up 0.05%, Green up 0.02%, Indy/Other up 0.67%
Alaska: http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/04/new ... on-data-5/
New Mexico: http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/04/new ... ion-data/0
Oregon: http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/02/new ... on-data-3/
Arkansas: http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/02/new ... tion-data/
Nevada: http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/02/new ... on-data-4/
South Dakota: http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/01/new ... on-data-5/