Another big change is the strategy of the democrats. They used technology big time twisting words and using out right lies to boost the image of their candidates to a public that had learned to think "collectively" from the teachers of the left.
Scare tactics such as "global warming", pollution by our industries, the evil of the rich not sharing their wealth. On and on they used this strategy on those that think entitlements and taking from others builds a great country. They have been so duped that they do not learn from history that socialism does nothing but destroy and so they vote for those that promise to give them a great society.