Why is California considered a "blue" state when it's mostly "red"?
California is very conservative. The only liberal parts is LA county and San Francisco...the rest is just as conservative and racist as Oklahoma
- StephenWeinsteinLv 74 months agoBest answer
Because the vast majority of the population is liberal. LA County alone has a larger population than many countries.
- JamesLv 74 months ago
The people are the ones who do the actual voting not the “state”. Most of the citizens of California vote Democrat.
- u_bin_calledLv 74 months ago
when CA democrats regained control in the 1990s, they swore the state would never vote GOP in three straight Presidential elections again (as it had in 1980, 1984 and 1988)... to achieve this, they went on a two-pronged attack:
first, they pushed an aggressive redistricting program that gerrymandered several conservative-leaning districts out of existence... my own district, for example, used to run from the coastline into West Los Angeles... it had a large population of middle and working-class homeowners who leaned conservative... after the 1990s, the affluent coastal part of the district was absorbed into one whose northern border was a 90 minute drive away ..my part of the district was expanded into parts of what was once known as "south central"... In effect, homeowners found themselves outvoted by renters by a 4-to-1 margin...
second, they pushed education "reforms" that drastically reduced the performance of schools with predominantly black and hispanic student bodies.... painting standardized testing and minimum English requirements as "culturally biased" they successfully created a secondary educational track in the state that guaranteed generations of young minorities would be unable to enter the mainstream workplace and thus see themselves as dependent on the state...
....and we all know who prospers when a large chunk of a population is dependent on the State.... don't we?
- 4 months ago
Well yah, but Southern California and San Fran consist of about 90% of the state's population.
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- HenryLv 44 months ago
They'll believe it when they see it.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 74 months ago
If people who don't vote the way you do don't have the right to vote, then every state would be a red state. California is a blue state because the MAJORITY of Californians vote Democratic. It's not about acres or square miles, it's about people. Always has been.
Texas is a red state because it has a Republican-voting majority. But demographic changes will flip Texas into the blue column within a decade or two. The Democratic voters will be centered in the cities--just as in California. But they will be more than the Republicans in the small towns and countryside.
- Doc Awesome!Lv 74 months ago
The illegal vote is also counted.
- 4 months ago
You are an idiot.
- OceanOfLoveLv 74 months ago
California is one of the most if not the most liberal state (at this point) in the USA, but nice try.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Ok, let's call it red now, phew. Got that out of the way now grab a bag of Cheetos and the remote and hit the couch