|More and more voters are rejecting the two large Socialist parties in California and are registering as independents.|
The GOP has become a third party in the San Francisco Bay Area. Independents outnumber Republicans in five counties surrounding the bay, plus a sixth county, Santa Cruz.
- More and more voters are registering as independents and telling both Socialist parties to go to Hell.
- In a panic the two large Socialist Parties forced a "top two" system on California so all independent and small opposition parties would effectively be banned from all general election ballots.
- Democrats and Republicans will do anything to protect their monopoly in elections while turning California into a Socialist sink-hole.
There are now more than 17 million Californians registered to vote, up from 15.5 million four years ago, and a significant chunk of the new total – 21.2 percent – is made up of voters who have declined to affiliate with any political party, according to figures just released by Secretary of State Debra Bowen.
The Socialist Democrats maintained a substantial advantage over the GOP, accounting for 44% of the registered voters in California compared with 30% for Republicans. Both parties saw a drop of about half a percentage point over the last year.
Statewide, the number of independent, decline-to-state voters now stands at 21%, double the number that registered with no party preference in 1995.
The registration totals for the seven qualified political parties and voters who have no party preference are, alphabetically:
• American Independent: 428,560 registered voters or 2.52 percent of the total registered to vote, as of Jan. 3
• Americans Elect: 3,165; 0.02 percent
• Democratic: 7,429,684; 43.63 percent
• Green 111,319; 0.65 percent
• Libertarian 93,300; 0.55 percent
• Peace and Freedom: 59,012; 0.35 percent
• Republican: 5,170,592; 30.36 percent
• No Party Preference: 3,617,466; 21.24 percent
• Miscellaneous: 115,192; 0.68 percent
Republicans continue to hold a slight edge in California’s counties, holding a majority of voters in 30 of the 58 counties, the voter registration report shows. That number has been on the decline, however, since 2003 when the GOP had a majority in 37 counties. Democrats now make up a thin majority of voters in San Diego County, where the GOP held a slight edge a year ago, the report shows reports the Los Angeles Times.
(Los Angeles Times)
|More and more California voters are telling both parties to go to Hell.|