Ex-GOP Official Quits Party Over Trump: I Didn’t Imagine It Would Be This Bad

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Former GOP county chair Cindy Guerra didn't vote for Trump in 2016 but remained a Republican. Now, she's a Democrat.

A former Republican Party county chairwoman from Florida has decided to switch her political affiliation so she can vote for President Donald Trump’s replacement, according to RawStory.

The Sun-Sentinel first reported that Cindy Guerra was so displeased with Trump as a candidate in 2016 that she voted for Hillary Clinton, but she remained a registered Republican in the time since.

Now, Guerra — who RawStory noted served as Broward County’s GOP chair in 2010 over objections from Tea Partiers — is switching sides in hopes of helping the effort to push Trump out of the Oval Office.

“The moment that the party supported Donald Trump,” she said, “that’s when I knew that I was not part of that party.”

Guerra plans to vote for former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the Democratic primary in March, saying, “I find him very impressive. I do think he’s qualified.”

“I am not going to vote for Donald Trump — ever,” Guerra said. “I think Pete Buttigieg is far more qualified than Donald Trump. I think he’s far more intelligent. I think he is far more humane. We need a change.”

When she voted for Clinton in the last presidential election, Guerra said it was because she knew bad things would come of a Trump presidency. But she added, “I didn’t really imagine it was going to be quite as bad, but here we are.”

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