XPosted 2/16/2008 3:08 PM PST on MyDesert.com in the BluePalmSpringsBoyz blog
The California Secretary of State has released the most recent Report of Registration as of January 22, 2008 by State Assembly District. The picture looks bleak for local Republicans as registration figures for the Yacht and Country Club Party are decreasing while that for local proud, progressive Democrats and their supporters are increasing. This does not portend well for the presumptive Republican candidate, Gary Jeandron.
In the CA 80th Assembly District, there are now 168,497 registered voters. This includes 52,367 voters in the Imperial County portion of the district and 116,130 in the Riverside County area.
Democrats now have 28,542 registered voters in Imperial County and 48,429 in Riverside County for a total of 76,971 registered voters. Democrats now consist of 45.68% of the overall voter registration in the 80th Assembly District.
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On the other hand, Republicans have 13,567 registered voters Imperial County and 47,934 in Riverside County for a total of 61,491 registered voters. Republican voter registration is now only 36.49% of the overall registration in the District.
Remember when Republicans dominated the voter registration figures and they held a tight grip on local political machinery in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Coachella, and Palm Desert? Well, as the Poet sang, “The times, they are achangin’!”
Decline to State now has 8,446 voters in Imperial County and 15,955 in Riverside County for a total of 24,401 voters. Decline to State voter registration is now at 14.48% of the voter registration in the 80th Assembly District.
The bad news for the Yacht and Country Club party begins at the fact that Democrats now outnumber Republicans in the District by 15,480 voters!
The news gets worse, as Decline to State Voters have recently been casting votes for Democratic candidates across the Coachella Valley. John Kerry succeeded in winning a majority vote in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, and Coachella in 2004 in part due to the voting pattern of the Decline to State voter. When Decline to State registration figures in the District are added to the Democratic figures, then proud progressive Democrats and their allies outnumber Republicans in the 80th Assembly District by almost 40,000 votes!
With the California Republican Party (CRaP?) in disarray and in deep financial debt, November looks to be a devastating year for the Grand Old Party in the CA 80th Assembly District in 2008.
More bad news for the local Republican machine in a later post on the changes in the 45th Congressional District. They and not a recent marriage may send the local absentee Congresswoman into early retirement.