Thousands of registered Republican voters have changed their affiliation following the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, according to multiple reports.
In the week following the riot, 4,600 GOP voters in Colorado, 6,000 in North Carolina, and 10,000 in Pennsylvania switched parties, according to NPR. Data from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office informed ABC News Thursday that 7,500 Republicans in Arizona have changed their affiliation.
The majority of Republicans leaving the party reportedly changed their status to unaffiliated, according to the reports.
A Colorado Public Radio News analysis found that many Republicans said they left their party because they felt the GOP betrayed former President Donald Trump.
As of today, 9,944 Arizona Republicans have changed their party registration since the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. Please, fellow Republicans, we cannot continue to excuse former President Trump's behavior and promote falsehoods about the election.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) January 27, 2021
Phil Trubia, a Mesa County resident, told CPR that the Republicans Party upset him for turning against Trump during the Electoral Certification.
“I do feel there is a split. I’m not necessarily doing it to hurt the Republicans Party, but the way they turned their backs completely on Trump, that kind of got me really upset,” Trubia told CPR.
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