@bellp: I logged an issue here: https://github.com/fsharp/FSharp.Data/issues/858. Please watch the discussion there - we might need more info from you :)
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Also, thanks to everyone for the nice comments!
@mike Thanks for checking & looking into this, interesting . The code for checking this is not very robust (it simply tries Democrats first and Republicans second). As you point out, the right approach would be to check the party membership dates (unless there are presidents who switched parties during presidential terms?) I'll see if I can get that fixed!