Donald Trump’s Campaign Could Revive the Lost Art of Ticket-Splitting

At a focus group with couples in Charlotte, North Carolina talking about the pressures put on their relationships by the contentious presidential election, one wife said her marriage had never been so bad and another said she and her husband had to watch the debates in separate rooms.

The anguish they expressed reflects the emotional toll this election is taking on the voters, but something more was going on. Three of the participants identified as “Walmart Moms” for their shopping habits, and for having children at home under the age of 18, said they were voting for Donald Trump, but would vote Democrats for governor and senator.

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