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Is California a ‘Permanently Blue’ State?

And is voter fraud to blame for ‘rapid decline’ of state Republican Party?

By Lloyd Billingsley, December 2, 2019 10:06 am

“The very rapid decline of California’s Republican Party,” writes Dan Walters of CALmatters, “from near-dominance in the 1980s and early 1990s to its current irrelevance has been one of the state’s most dramatic political events.” Walters has been writing on the Golden State since the 1970s and on some points shows a keen memory.

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California Republican Ronald Reagan served two terms as president during the 1980s. In 1989, Republican governor George Deukmejian was winding up two terms before giving way to Pete Wilson. The Republican won reelection in 1994 and GOP registrations were climbing, and then, Walters explains, “the bottom dropped out.”

After the end of the Cold War, Walters recalls, an out-migration of aerospace workers was followed by “in-migration, primarily from Latin America, that sharply altered its cultural ambiance and political orientation.” More specifically, “what had been a largely conservative, pro-Republican region morphed into a more liberal, Democratic-voting region.”

According to Walters, the transition “was accelerated by Proposition 187,” which denied public benefits to “undocumented immigrants.” Even though overturned by courts, the measure “awakened political activism within the state’s fast-growing Latino population and eventually, the Democratic Party benefited handsomely.”

Walters wonders if California is now a “permanently a blue state,” but fails to take account of voter fraud for the rapid change. According to a State Department investigation, false-documented illegals have been voting in federal, state and local elections for decades.

In 1996, illegals cast 784 votes for Loretta Sanchez, long before California began giving driver’s licenses to false-documented illegals and the state’s  “motor voter” program automatically registered them to vote. More than one million were added to the rolls by 2018, which might be understated given the number of foreign nationals illegally present in California.

“California is home to over 10 million immigrants,” read a chart displayed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as he announced a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s public-charge rule. “Immigrants” is code for illegals and the “over 10 million” brings the number between Austria, with 8,766,201 people, and Portugal, with 10,255,666.

Legal immigrants and legitimate citizens could be forgiven for believing that California politicians have made the 10 million illegals a privileged, protected class. Illegal aliens get in-state tuition, welfare benefits and the Newsom administration will spend nearly $100 million on health care on those in the state illegally, without any compensation from the recipients’ own governments. Sanctuary laws protect the illegal aliens from deportation, even the most violent criminals among them.

Despite the million new voters registered through the “motor voter” program, Secretary of State Alex Padilla contends that only six California “residents” were erroneously added onto the voter rolls last year. Of those six, none were “undocumented immigrants applying for AB 60 licenses,” and none was guilty of “fraudulently voting or attempting to vote.”

The Democrats’ default position is that voter fraud never happens. As skeptics might note, after the 2016 election, Padilla refused to cooperate with a federal probe of voter fraud. The audit of the DMV, which runs the motor voter program, was essentially an in-house probe, so Californians have room for reasonable doubt.

More than 10 million illegal aliens now live in California, a veritable occupation. Democrats give these foreign nationals a host of benefits and protect them from deportation. Californians have grounds to believe that ineligible voters now serve as the Democrats’ imported electoral college.

Veteran observer Dan Walters cites the “very rapid” decline of the California GOP. If legitimate citizens and legal immigrants see voter fraud as the primary reason it would be hard to blame them.

Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Sexual Terrorist, about the Golden State Killer, and A Shut and Open Case, about a California murder trial prolonged by Proposition 57 and recent legislation. Lloyd is a fellow with the Independent Institute and his work has appeared in the Daily Caller, City Journal, Orange County Register, Wall Street Journal and many other publications. Bill of Writes: Dispatches from the Political Correctness Battlefield is a collection of his journalism.
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6 thoughts on “Is California a ‘Permanently Blue’ State?

  1. Thank you for this fine article about a very important issue.
    Can we ever get a handle on this? It’s tough to keep our problems with election integrity in the news, even though it’s so important. People’s eyes glaze over when you try to talk about it. Too boring, I guess, and perhaps incomprehensible now, with all the changes these jerks have made in the law, unnoticed by most, it seems. What the hell are we to do if we can’t vote ’em out as they deserve?

  2. When the author writes, “California politicians have made the 10 million illegals a privileged, protected class”, he betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of what a protected class is.

    In civil rights laws, a protected class is never a particular group of people.

    Instead, it defines the various classifications that the law covers.

    For instance, religion is a protected class, but it doesn’t protect any particular religion over any others. It doesn’t favor Baptists over Catholics, for example.

    We all have equal protection under the law. The constitution guarantees this.

    Perhaps the author is confused because the word “class” sounds like “working class” or “middle class”, but that is a totally different context.

    1. I think the writer of the article is trying to say that “10 million illegals” are getting special treatment as in the sanctuary cities that refuse to help ICE. If an illegal kills or harms one person that is one person too many as they should not be here illegally to cause that harm, One illegal vote is one too many as it harms the voting rights of our legal citizens who are disenfranchised by the illegal voter. If you want to change our system, do it by the book and legally, not with false pretense!

    2. Race, color, and national origin or ancestry are also protected classes, so the illegal aliens would fall into one or more of those categories. But the author appears to be saying that CA politicians have created a whole new protected class, and I agree with him.

  3. We need Federal intervention and hopefully President Trump will launch a Federal investigation into AG X. Becerra & Secty State Padilla & bring them both up on Federal electioneering violations….
    Both are guilty of falsifying CA election results & voting eligibility….

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