After New York City was decimated by COVID-19 and the oppressive job-killing policies pushed by its Democrat leaders the party is bleeding members. According to reports, NYC Democrats are leaving the Democrat Party behind in favor of joining the Republican Party.
Fox News reports:
According to a Fox News analysis of AP election results, President Trump gained nearly 200,000 votes from New York City residents in 2020 compared to 2016: a 4.6% boost. Democrats lost 3% of voters for Biden compared to Clinton’s count in 2016. The biggest shifts came from the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, which were the hardest hit by COVID.
Dalton Blaine, who was interviewed by Fox News, said though he voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 he switched his vote to Trump in 2020 after seeing how NYC responded to COID-19 and due to growing concerns of socialism within the Democrat Party.
“A big issue for me has been the Democratic Socialists of America,” said Blaine. “They’ve been getting stronger and stronger for the past few years and I don’t really feel like moderates are standing up to them.”
Another longtime Democrat, who spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of being ‘canceled’, said his final straw was the rise in violence and chaotic protests that spread throughout the city last summer while Democrats stood by and watched.
“I remember seeing these self-righteous politicians going on TV, talking about how they want to defund the cops and, like, I can’t even take the train. I couldn’t let my girlfriend take the train,” he said. “What happened last year made me look under the hood. I looked at all the achievements of the President. Of Trump… I was shocked. It wasn’t as bad as what they said it was.”
These disillusioned former Democrats aren’t the only ones leaving the party over the concerning popularity of socialism within the party. Recently, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee spoke on why he joined the Republican Party after being a registered Democrat for 25 years. [READ NEXT: ‘The Party of Card-Carrying Socialists’ Dem Mayor Explains His Switch to GOP]