2012 GOP: Revealing the Truth about the Democratic Party Part 2: The Parties Switched. Most Americans believe that the political parties switched shortly after the Civil Rights Act of 1964-The Landmark Anti-Discrimination Law. As the story goes, the Democrats became Republicans in protest of their party apparently supporting Civil Rights for �Blacks�. In truth, the vote count for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was 80% Republican support to 63% Democratic Party support. So either the Democrats who did not support this Law left the Democratic Party or their constituents stopped voting for Democrats and elected Republicans. Politics is about Power and Power only comes from the votes cast by your power base. Let�s see how it turned out.. 2012 GOP – Democratic Republican: video and 2012 Republican presidential election video, showcasing 2012 Republican Presidential nominees, election news reports, Republicans primaries, fundraising events, in addition to candidates for 2012 election gossip.