- n a process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening the structure of political parties
- Journalese is rich in mystic nouns: gentrification, quichification, greenmail, dealignment, watershed elections and apron strings (the political coattails of a female candidate).
- Lo Chih-cheng, professor of political science at Taipei's Soochow University, predicts a "dealignment and then realignment" of the KMT with some pro-Soong forces .
- James Taylor in Black America Web
If it is perceived that the nomination was stolen from Obama, we will see a fundamental dealignment of blacks in the Democratic Party,Taylor said. "They would take a step back and punish Hillary Clinton. And no Democrat has been elected...