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Independents now outnumber Republicans in California

By Sacramento Bee

Independent voters now outnumber Republicans in California, according to Political Data Inc., which released an updated count of California voter registration on May 29, 2018. Both still trail DemoRead full story

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  • Julie Makinen
    Julie MakinenExecutive Editor at The Desert Sun

    From the state that brought you Ronald Reagan...

    At the close of regular registration, 15 days before the June primary, there were 4,844,803 no-party-preference voters, according to Political Data Inc., compared with 4,771,984 Republicans. Both make up about a quarter of the California electorate, trailing 8,436,493 registered Democrats, about 44.4 percent.

  • It’s so surprising that no third party has been able to leverage this trend. This isn’t just a California thing, or an anti-GOP thing. This could be the next major trend in politics, if somebody could just figure it out.

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