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Red alert for GOP or code blue for Democrats?

Republicans are losing whole blocs of voters, while the Democratic slate risks alienating them

A polling station in Virginia, a former red, or Republican, stronghold that has recently turned blue by voting Democrat.

UNLESS you were around sometime in the middle of the 19th Century, you probably have not heard of the Whig Party, which alongside the Democratic Party was not unlike today's Republican Party, one of the two major political parties at that time.

In fact, four presidents were affiliated...