“30 percent of married households contain a mismatched partisan pair. A third of those are Democrats married to Republicans. The others are partisans married to independents.” FiveThirtyEight looks at the numbers related to the most contentious form of intermarriage. How Many Republicans Marry Democrats?

+ I still believe that voters from different parties hate each other more than politicians do. Behind the scenes, political operatives and spokespeople often have friendships and romances across political lines. Less often today than a few years ago, but it still happens. Why? Because part of politics is a show. I wrote about this in my post: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Trolls.