The Mother Lode Remains A Republican Stronghold

The Mother Lode Remains A Republican Stronghold

While the Mother Lode remains a republican strong hold, trends across the state show, “no party preference”, followed by democrats with the largest gains. More than 19.6 million Californian’s are registered to vote in the 2018 midterms. Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the figures Friday reflecting an increase in nearly 2-million since the last midterm election in 2014. It is also the largest percentage of eligible registered voters in California history at 78.16 percent. According to Padilla, it’s been nearly 70 years since we’ve seen a higher percentage of eligible citizens registered to vote for a midterm election. Statistics put out by the secretary’s office show that in Amador County, republicans continue to have the highest voter registration at 43.99 percent, followed by democrats with 28.80 out of nearly 22,400 registered voters. Calaveras followed suit with 41.45 percent republican and 27.37 percent democrat out of 29,591 registered voters. In terms of age, both counties saw more registered voters skewing 55 plus. Padilla notes that the record breaking tally is likely boosted by California’s new automatic voter registration program.

Written by KVGC Staff

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