Combine that with a low turnout (apochryphal at this point - I haven’t seen hard data yet), and the electorate is exhibiting troubling symptoms.
If people ever make the connection that this is the direct result of the GOP’s manipulation of the base, IE “the light goes on”, we could really see change we can believe in. The problem is that it’s more likely this was the last chance and most people have just decided to give up.
In a way I do not blame them. When your own turn on you, there’s no one but yourself left to believe in. When the history books are written in a couple hundred years (assuming humanity survives to write them) I am convinced that they will have a chapter on the merger between the Dems/GOP starting back in the 80s.
Reagan had plenty in his own party out to get him.