Even as the Republicans in the House and Senate have remained nearly in lock step with Donald Trump these past four years, and are just now this week starting to flirt with mildly pushing back against him because they think he’s going to lose, large numbers of Republican voters have turned against Trump loudly and proudly.
This week in particular we’ve seen Republican voters coming out of the woodwork on social media to announce that they’ve voted for Joe Biden. Check out these examples:
My Aunt, a former Republican, just told me she voted for Joe Biden today.
— Leona Lioness (@LeonaLioness6) October 16, 2020
— Melissa Smith (@MiddleClassSnob) October 17, 2020
— Ben Avey (@benavey) October 17, 2020
— ANOTHER GOP for Biden (@WasFormerGop13) October 12, 2020
I am a lifelong republican and just voted for Biden. Looking for civility to return in public discourse. Let’s get beyond trump and find our old principles of fiscal responsibility, self reliance and limited govt! #projectlincoln
— Wes Owen (@prairiefiremktg) October 15, 2020
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report