Dozens of lifelong Democrats were calling and Mark Monroe knew something was going on. They were calling the local Republican Party chairman because they wanted to join his party.
It says something about the state of the country when voters who have always belonged to one party switch over suddenly and in such large numbers to another rival party. People are confused and upset by what they have seen in recent years. Once booming industrial centers have been reduced, and that does not sit well with the majority of the population.
This is why anti-establishment politicians like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have become so popular during this election. The people want to see a change, and perhaps they will get a change after all.