Especially in the South. What do you make of this? I’ve always thought it weird to see a Rep get elected on one ticket and flip to the other by choice. But, it must be according to the rules.
ATLANTA (AP) — Staggering Election Day losses are not the Democratic Party’s final indignity this year.
At least 13 state lawmakers in five states have defected to Republican ranks since the Nov. 2 election, adding to already huge GOP gains in state legislatures. And that number could grow as next year’s legislative sessions draw near.
The defections underscore dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party — particularly in the South — and will give Republicans a stronger hand in everything from pushing a conservative fiscal and social agenda to redrawing political maps.