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I’ve said it before, but I have never identified as Democrat or Republican. I staunchly refused to do so as I have views that straddle that proverbial fence. Instead, I vote for the candidates. 

I still do this. But the funny thing is that, given the ridiculous behavior of Republicans in office currently and their constituents, I find myself less able or willing to identify with them than ever before. 

In fact, this past November, I voted straight-ticket Democrat for the first time in my life. And it wasn’t even intentional. I looked at my ballot when all was said and done and saw nothing but “D” next to all of them. Woah, mind blown. 

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And with how much worse the attacks against Dems have gotten and how indefensible the rhetoric has become, I’m not sure I see this changing anytime soon. 

As far as I’m concerned, the Republican Party is dead and buried.

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Marty Mankins

As a life long Democrat (well, since I was 18 years old), I've never voted straight ticket. I've always researched candidates and will happily vote for the ones who I feel have the people they intend to represent as their reason for being an elected official.

Living in Utah, I tend to vote mostly Democrat just due to how most of this state in run by the GOP. But there are GOP candidates from some years back that I was impressed by and was happy to vote for them (and even happier they ended up representing all constituents.

kapgar

It makes me happy knowing your research before voting.

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