‘There’s Nothing Left’: Why Thousands of Republicans Are Leaving the Party

February 10, 2021 ☼ gopfuture

Source: The New York Times - Link

In the days after the Jan. 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 G.O.P. in the past month, and more than 10,000 Republicans changed their registration in Arizona.

This is good news for constructive dialog, bad news for the hollow shell the GOP is becoming. Maybe it is time for a new party?