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Unaffiliated: Meet North Carolina's New Growing Voter Demographic

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Voters in North Carolina are changing their party affiliations in droves. Republicans lost nearly 30,000 registered members since the election in November. For Democrats, the loss of registrants is even larger, albeit over a longer period of time: a quarter of a million, going back to 2008. The vast majority of those voters are registering as unaffiliated. On this episode of The Politics Podcast, we share a report from the podcast Tested in which WUNC's Rusty Jacobs asks what voters changing their party affiliations means for future elections in North Carolina.

Rusty Jacobs is a politics reporter for WUNC. Rusty previously worked at WUNC as a reporter and substitute host from 2001 until 2007 and now returns after a nine-year absence during which he went to law school at Carolina and then worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Wake County.