The Transylvania Times -

Why People Register As Unaffiliated


May 21, 2018

As an unaffiliated voter, the editorial in the May 10 paper on “The Rise of the Unaffiliated” was of particular interest to me.

One of the main reasons Republicans control state government in the legislature, and Transylvania County government, is that the vast majority of unaffiliated voters are conservative and became unaffiliated for a variety of different reasons. When there are approximately a half million more registered Democrats than Republicans in North Carolina, it seems reasonable to assume that the more than two million unaffiliated voters are voting in overwhelming numb...

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