Only A Handful Of California Cities Are Majority Republican as Out-Migration of Conservative Families

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 11, 2017 / comments

[Robert Gehl]

Of California’s 482 cities, only a tiny fraction – 16 – are majority Republicans.

This is the result of a dramatic decline that began decades ago. In fact, only 15 years ago, Republicans comprised more than half of 66 cities in the Golden State.

Those 16 cities that still have a majority Republican population comprise less than one percent of the state’s population.

Outside Sacramento, suburban cities like Roseville, Lincoln, Rocklin, Folsom and Loomis were all majority Republican. Now, only Loomis can make that claim. For example, 15 years ago, 52 percent of Folsom voters were Republican. Now it’s 41 percent, The Sacramento Bee reports.

An as California’s cities go, so goes the state. Two decades ago, the state assembly had 37 Republican seats of the total of 80. Now that number is at 25. Democrats control every facet of political life in California.

Leftist political pundits say that as California goes, so goes the nation. In the 2016 presidential election, Democrats accounted for more than 61 percent of the vote. This is a far cry from 1988, the last time Republicans carried California when George H.W. Bush was running for election.

But California is unique. The influence of high-tech companies, immigration, and a massive wave of transplants from all over the world have made California more liberal and more “cosmopolitan” than other states.

Combine that with an ideological out-migration of conservative families to friendlier states like Arizona and Utah and an in-migration of “progressive” families and individuals, and you have a liberal incubator for liberal thought and action.

Perhaps that explains why bloated and fiscally unmanageable California is constantly struggling to pay their own bills.

But in case you’re still interested, the last Republican California cities are:

Taft
Maricopa
Avenal
Kingsburg
Exeter
Ripon
Lincoln
Excalon
Newport Beach
Villa Park
Yorba Linda
Norco
Big Bear Lake
Indian Wells
Canyon Lake
Rolling Hills