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Politics & Voting in California

The Political Climate in California is Strongly liberal.

In California 63.4% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 34.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, California remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 63.4% to 34.3%.
California voted Democratic in the previous six Presidential elections


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
California is Strongly liberal

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

California, California: D d D D D D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last four elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in California

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 3,937,379 contributions totaling $972,111,192 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $247 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 487,413 contributions totaling $300,667,299 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $617 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
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    Reviews for California    283 Reviews
    Don’t Come Here - 5/16/2021
    The people here are smugly dismissive, unempathetic, rude, the cost of living is outright usury and the police and court system do virtually nothing when alerted to... Read More

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    Please Don't Move Here, We're Full - 3/24/2019
    We're full. Got enough people already. Don't need to grow our population. Just need to let the roads catch... Read More

    This is amazing humans!!!!! - 5/6/2018
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