First off, bad news -- they aren't my peeps. I am a small "l' libertarian, and have undoubtedly voted R more than D in my lifetime. The fact that 2-3% of voter suppression anecdotes may fall on the left side of the aisle does not negate or equate to the 97-98% on the right. Look at the bill recently passed by the left in Congress. McConnell characterized common sense measures to promote voter turnout, reduce third party campaign finance and encourage a democratic process as a DNC power play. Look at gerrymandering -- yes, both sides do it, but one side does it a lot more than the other. GOP supports EC because it promotes voter suppression. GOP supports voter IDs because it promotes voter suppression. GOP supports gerrymandering because it promotes voter suppression. Look at the last GA gubernatorial race. GOP stench all over it.
Yes, DNC lifetime pols are just as power-hungry, but don't generally dip into the same well of fascism because progressives represent a substantial majority in this country. Dems try to figure out how to get stoner, can't-be-bothered young people to vote, while the GOP figures out how to cheat. If you can't tell the difference, you have lost your perspective. You love to ride the equivalence train, and there was certainly a time, but those days are long gone. So yes, until the current mentally degenerate narcissist vacates the WH, I'll play democrat, because I care more about this country and the future of my daughter than I do about tribalism, which I don't really partake in at all. Once this sorry episode is over, I'll return to my former misanthropic self, and shun all political alliance, as I am wont to do.
More like CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, and a whole host of newspapers full of Democrat-aligned reporters simply don't like to report on it, except for very occasionally to try to claim, "see, we're unbiased!" That, too, is part of the election problem outlined in this thread; far too many media folks are very partisan, generally Democrat/leftist. I saw this in college among the communications/journalism majors, and I continued to see it with the journalists I met (my Dad was in the entertainment business, so I got to meet quite a few over the years). This shows up in not just how they report, but what they report on. Likely the only reason CNN bosses even allowed that article I found is that it involves Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the leftism that she and others like her represent, which the CNN reporters like and want to see more of. That's bias, big time. That's why Fox and Breitbart became so popular among the right-wingers, because the others are so obviously Democrat Party publicists. California is increasingly becoming the "People's Republic of California", unfortunately. It's almost like in order to sneeze, you need to have a permit or face fines or arrest! That's pretty close to what it felt like when I was visiting the folks last year, and that is increasingly moving toward fascist government behaviour. Where's the reporting on that, given that California is over 11% of the entire population of the United States? Tribalism.
You say the Dems aren't your peeps. I'm afraid that's to your credit; once upon a time, I was a Democrat, but as others have said, the Democratic Party left me. I remain a liberal, though today's Democratic Party disgusts me. The libertarians (little "el") are an attempt to get back to true liberalism, Founding-Father-style liberalism, without the slavery support, and that's overall a good thing. They've got some good ideas and we liberals should work with folks like you libertarians. We're often surprisingly like-minded. Unfortunately, tribalism rears its ugly head there as well ("you're not my exact political tribe? BEGONE!"), and it's silly of us--I'm speaking of the general "us" here, not just you and me--to not join forces. Our politicians really have divided and conquered us, haven't they? That, I believe, was the point of their machinations. Since you do care about the future of your daughter, then seek out, and vote for, politicians that are Constitutionalists, regardless of Party; that's a bedrock principle of your libertarianism. If that means you don't vote for the likes of Hitlery--or The Donald--then so much the better.
Translation: you got nothin'.