Did Democrats Put Him Over The Top? Ctd

A reader updates us with some data:

Despite Dish-heads’ anecdotes, an analysis of voting patterns and vote totals by WaPo indicate that Democratic cross-over votes had little to do with Cantor’s loss:

Virginia’s lack of party registration makes it difficult to pin down whether Democrats crossed over in large numbers, but local level turnout provides some indirect clues on whether this phenomenon was widespread. On two counts, the data cast doubt on whether Democratic cross-over voting caused Cantor’s loss. …

Some Democrats surely selected a Republican ballot and voted for David Brat, but Cantor’s loss seems to be much more the result of weak support among Republican voters, some of whom showed up for a race they typically ignore to vote for the tea party conservative who was besieged with attack ads.