Dems in CA usually participate at a higher number in the general than the primary. The race with the largest statewide turnout (the contest for governor), Democratic candidates combined have won 61 percent of the vote, versus 38 percent for the GOP. It’s near certain that gap will grow, and it is entirely possible that it will grow enough to put some of the races cited as GOP-leaning into 50/50 territory, or even narrowly in favor of the Democrats.
Californians like absentee and vote by mail. There was almost 200K votes in OC that still needed counting.
I agree the recall campaign was both bogus and shameless opportunism. I'm betting Sen. Chang gets zero bills out of committee. Or they get hijacked if they are any good.
I wouldn't be popping champagne corks just yet.
It's getting to the point where "Dems in Disarray" is becoming as ubiquitous as organ players in sports venues playing Sweet Caroline.
The general rule in California is that one would expect the primary turnout to be more Republican-leaning than the general election. The reason is the same reason why one might expect that in other parts of the country: The Republican electorate is older and whiter, two demographic factors that generally predict more reliable voter turnout.
They told me if I voted for Hillary Clinton the president would be emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable. They were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton and got a president that is emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable.