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Divergent Party Unity

On contested floor votes, how many House members sided with their party caucus at least nine out of 10 times? Republicans and Democrats had operated within a relatively narrow band of unity until this year, when Democratic unity soared and Republican unity fell.


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Source: Virginia's Legislative Information System.

* Contested Votes: Motions on the House floor with at least one dissenting vote and where at least two-thirds of a caucus took the same position. The numbers in the chart above show the percentage of caucus members who were unified with their caucus on 90 percent or more of contested floor votes.

March 17, 2020