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Trump is “a uniter of Democrats,” which will “make a difference” on Election Day, political expert says

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The Democratic Party will be more unified on November 3, 2020 than it was in the 2016 election because of President Donald Trump , predicted Larry Sabato, the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. He expects the defection rate, or those who don’t vote along party lines , to be “much lower” for Democrats this year.

In 2016, the Democrats “lost a lot of Bernie Sanders people” who didn’t want to vote for Hillary Clinton. Instead, many voted for the Green Party candidate, wrote someone in, or didn’t vote, Sabato said on CBSN Thursday.

“Part of it was, nobody, including many of the Trump people, thought Trump was actually going to win, so they thought they had the luxury of doing that,” he said. “We all found out differently. They didn’t have the luxury of doing that. They now know that. They’ve seen four years of Trump’s governing.” Get updates from the campaign trail delivered to your inbox

Because of that, Sabato described Mr. Trump as “a uniter of Democrats.”

“That’s going to make a difference at the polls,” he said.

But Sabato also acknowledged that there are still factions in the Democratic Party that could clash if […]

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