BUT then you have the college kids. Oh boy that’s where most of the noisy war-like drama is. See: Portland, Berkeley, etc. Always been the same places, rarely a surprise, and the right-wing extremists show up too, looking for battle, all in sort of their own little roleplay world.
Finally, you get the rioting. That’s after hours, after curfew.
There’s no guarantee that ANYBODY in the rioting votes for anybody.
Calling them Democrats or Republicans almost doesn’t really fit as it’s often the disenfranchised, whether it’s locals who gave up long ago
It’s important to try to get the players as correct as possible, otherwise it becomes a situation of “anybody rightwing is nazi, anybody left wing is soviet russia” which ends up going noplace productive.