Lynn Schmidt: “I am a Never Trump former Republican. I live in Missouri where we have Senator McCaskill running against Josh Hawley. Josh is a Trump lackey. I will be voting for and even have donated money to several Democratic campaigns. As a mother of a child with a disability, I got off the Trump bandwagon when he made fun of the reporter with a disability. I was a delegate to the 2012 RNC but would not even attend our state convention if that meant supporting Trump. I am no longer a Republican if the G.O.P. is the Party of Trump. I am disappointed every day by our president. There are currently no checks and balances. That is what I am voting for, checks and balances.”
Excerpted from David Leonhardt’s NYTimes Opinion newsletter.