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Destroying the GOP: How Immigration Turned California Blue
American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2014 | John Bennett

Posted on 02/25/2014 6:45:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Republicans won California in every presidential election of the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s, except for the '64 Goldwater loss.  Now California has a third-world economy with one-party dominance.

The pro-amnesty Republicans should think clearly about what happened to the Golden State.

Today, California's GOP has withered to a small fraction of the state's registered voters.  Since the state began tracking party affiliation in 1922, Republicans have never had such a low share.  Republicans are now 29 percent of voters; Democrats are 44 percent.

But California did not go quietly.  In 1994, California voters, and governor Pete Wilson, tried to eliminate the incentives for illegal immigration with Proposition 187.  Prop 187 sought to prevent people from receiving social services or public education until they were verified as U.S. citizens.  Law enforcement agencies were to report illegals to state and federal authorities.

The proposition passed by a stunning 59%-to-41% margin in 1994.  However, by 1999, Prop 187 was invalidated by court rulings pushed by liberal organizations.  California is now known as Mexifornia.

How could the state that passed Prop 187 and had been a stalwart for Republican presidents have fallen so far?

As the graphs below show, demography was electoral destiny for California.  The top chart shows California's demographic changes (from 1960 to 2010), compared to the state's Electoral College votes.  The state's Electoral College votes went blue in tandem with the rising Hispanic population.



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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; california; gop; immigration

1 posted on 02/25/2014 6:45:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

California is hopeless. It is controlled by envioroschizoids in the North and the Reconquesta is nearly complete in the South.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 6:50:09 AM PST by allendale
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s not forget the role played by the educational system in California — more kids require more dues-paying CalPERS contributing teachers — and the worst culprit was the Community College system that actively recruited from the illegal alien crowd to fill its classrooms that would be paid for by the taxpayer.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 6:54:15 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: SeekAndFind
And the huge population of illegal aliens and green card holders helped CA secure an estimate nine additional Congressional seats. Allocation of congressional districts is based on population and the decennial census, which counts everyone.

How the Gang of Eight bill and immigration generally shift seats in the House of Representatives

The overall impact of immigration is very large. The 22.5 million non-citizens (both legal and illegal) in the country redistributed nine seats in the House in 2010. Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania each lost a seat. Florida and New York each gained a seat, Texas gained two seats, and California gained five seats.

The 40 million immigrants (citizen and non-citizen) in the 2010 census redistributed 18 seats. Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin each lost a House seat and Ohio lost two seats. New Jersey and Washington each gained a seat, Florida and Texas each gained two seats, New York gained three seats, and California gained nine seats.

Of the 18 seats redistributed by the 40 million immigrants in the country in 2010, 16 went to states that voted for President Obama in 2012. Thus, from a partisan perspective, immigration tends to benefit Democrats.

The redistribution caused by immigration tends to take representation away from states comprised mostly of U.S. citizens and give it to states where a large share of residents are not citizens. In the states that lost seats due to all immigrants in 2010, 96 percent of the voting-age population were citizens in contrast to 86 percent in the states that gained seats.

In the states that lost seats due to all immigrants in 2010, the average district had 543,243 voting-age citizens compared to 449,553 in the states that gained a seat. There is a real tension between large-scale immigration and the principle of "one man, one vote".

4 posted on 02/25/2014 6:55:11 AM PST by kabar
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To: Uncle Chip
more kids require more dues-paying CalPERS contributing teachers —

Teachers do not use CalPERS. They use a system called CalSTRS.

5 posted on 02/25/2014 6:59:10 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The pro-amnesty Republicans should think clearly about what happened to the Golden State.

They have and its: Mission Accomplished.

6 posted on 02/25/2014 7:08:40 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Thanks — I didn’t know that. I see where it also preceded CalPERS


7 posted on 02/25/2014 7:08:41 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: SeekAndFind
The "Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986" destroyed California.

And that involved only 3-5 million illegals.

8 posted on 02/25/2014 7:10:15 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Count Texas turning into a blue State in 5to10years...Mark my words! I should know I live in the cesspool of Texas where freebies are alive and well and doing extremely well for the illegals and where Spanish is the main spoken language!! Instead of the illegals learning English, Americans are being forced to learn Spanish to accommodate Hispanics!!


9 posted on 02/25/2014 7:16:19 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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10 posted on 02/25/2014 7:18:40 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those were the Earl Warren Republicans. Meanwhile, Texas has gone the opposite way. Demography is a factor but not as much as ideology.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 7:22:52 AM PST by Lisbon1940
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To: SeekAndFind
demography was electoral destiny for California

California is a snapshot of what America as a whole will look a few decades from now.

12 posted on 02/25/2014 7:34:04 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: kabar

> “And the huge population of illegal aliens and green card holders helped CA secure an estimate nine additional Congressional seats. Allocation of congressional districts is based on population and the decennial census, which counts everyone.”

For illegal aliens there exist enablers who are educated and savvy to how politics work.

I witnessed firsthand a Mexican-American enabler confess to me that illegals and their enablers are coached to overestimate their numbers for the census. In other words if a census taker knocks on the door, a person will answer and claim double or triple the number of actual persons in the home and they will be described as Hispanic.

What Americans should understand and accept is that if a person is willing to break American law by entering or staying in the country illegally, then they are willing to lie, cheat and break the law on other matters.

To grant these lawbreakers a free pass with amnesty is to encourage more lawbreaking.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 7:36:45 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: SeekAndFind

Proposition 187, the ballot issue approved by nearly 60% of California’s population has been successfully annihilated by Governor Gray Davis as of July 27, 1999.

http://www.citizensforjustice.org/component/content/article/136


14 posted on 02/25/2014 7:50:43 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: SeekAndFind

This is why I loathe the GOP-E fiends, such as Paul Ryan, etc. so much. Bob


15 posted on 02/25/2014 7:54:36 AM PST by alstewartfan (Who'll remember the ones who only rode in them to die? from "Trains" by Al Stewart)
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To: allendale

Current GOP leadership only care about their speaking fees, consulting fees, and cheap labor for their backers.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 8:15:46 AM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm not so sure this phenomenon can be blamed on crimigrants. As a former resident of that sewer of a state, even I was stunned at how easy it is to commit voter fraud. You've got these same scumbag liberals voting five or six times in elections, while conservatives are obeying the letter of the law. That's five or six votes to our one.

Heck. That dump doesn't need wetb@cks. Their addicts and faggots are enough.

17 posted on 02/25/2014 9:02:25 AM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I often refer to Reagan’s amnesty as the largest act of gerrymandering in history. He annexed mexico into California.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 9:18:34 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: allendale; SeekAndFind
California is hopeless.

You're hopelessly ignorant.

Way back in '94, CA passed Prop 187 in a big way, while most of the other states stood gawking, thinking it was somehow racists...Others thought this invasion was somehow cute and humorous while it was confined to CA and the southwest.

Then the feds working in concert with their corrupt state government co-conspirators declared CA election illegally and burned the ballots, after 187 passed....

The results of this epic government intrusion can now be seen in every state in the country, including your backyard...

19 posted on 02/25/2014 9:36:41 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2; allendale
I have to agree that kalifornia is hopeless, as in, a lost cause. There's no way to recover it for any conservative cause. Faggots, tree huggers, commies, crimigrants, et al.

It's like a tube of toothpaste where all the toothpaste has been squeezed out. There's no getting it back in.

20 posted on 02/25/2014 9:40:17 AM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: LouAvul; allendale

Faggots, tree huggers, commies?

Nice diversion, but the article and my comments in #19 are in regards to endless fed and state government sponsored country killing immigration...

It will eventually destroy the entire country...

A government that refuses to protect it’s own legitimate borders and sovereignty, will itself become illegitimate.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 9:45:12 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: All

In fact, for those not paying attention, decades of endless legal and illegal immigration have completely undermined and compromised our very electoral process...


22 posted on 02/25/2014 9:52:29 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
It will eventually destroy the entire country...

No thank you. We don't need kalifornia's help for that. We've got ghetto trash in the white house, liberals in the RNC, and commies in the DNC. I'd say our destruction is pretty well sealed without kalifornia's help.

23 posted on 02/25/2014 10:59:23 AM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: SeekAndFind

During the 1920s and 1930s Los Angeles was a bastion of Anglo Protestantism, reflecting the values of Midwestern parishioners who had been carried to the Southland on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Well into the 1970s, Protestant denominational leaders enjoyed comfortable, influential ties with the city is still-strong “downtown business
establishment,” which itself was largely Protestant.

The Immigration Act of 1965, however, created the condition for a radically different religious future for the City of Angels-a future that would anoint Roman Catholicism as the area’s dominant religious group. Today Roman Catholicism is the single largest faith tradition in Los Angeles County, with 294 parishes and 3,631,368 adherents.
Among Christians, 71% are Catholics. Between 1980 and 1997, Roman Catholicism experienced a 36% growth.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 12:06:38 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: SeekAndFind

Color is wrong. California turned Communist RED.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 2:46:21 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Lisbon1940

The whites who left California are a big part as well as the Hispanics who took over California.

Texas and California have a lot of hispanics but only half of whites in California vote Republican. Like 80% of whites in Texas vote Republican.

For now the Democrats dont have enough Hispanic children and Hispanic illegals to turn up to vote in Texas.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 4:42:33 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SeekAndFind
The pro-amnesty Republicans should think clearly about what happened to the Golden State.

They are. And they're licking their chops.

27 posted on 02/25/2014 4:45:56 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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