Ben Smith at Politico writes:
The exodus of white Democrats to the GOP in southern state legislatures this year is the last chapter of a very old story about realignment, one that — in this homogenous media age — has finally come to the most local levels of politics.
This, in Georgia, is something different — and striking to insider because one of the switchers, Ashley Bell, is a former president of the College Democrats seen not that long ago as a Democratic rising star:
Two African-American Democrats on Thursday announced that they were joining the Republican Party.
Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell and former state executive committee member Andre Walker said the Democratic Party had grown too liberal and they are finding a new home with the Republicans.