Tuesday, November 15, 2016

"Progressive Outlier in a Trumpified United States"

"Californians voted for Hillary Clinton at a rate (61.5%) higher than any other state's, save Hawaii. They voted to extend progressive tax rates, restrict ammunition sales, legalize weed and ban plastic bags. They appear to have given the Democrats a two-thirds supermajority in the state Assembly and perhaps, pending the final vote count in one district, a supermajority in the state Senate. Even Orange County, once the seedbed of Goldwaterism, voted Democratic in the presidential race--for the first time since Franklin Roosevelt’s landslide victory in 1936."

Harold Meyerson in the Los Angeles Times looks at California in the age of Trump.

And Priya Krishnakumar, Jon Schleuss, and Joe Fox report the growing support for Democrats behind the Orange Curtain.

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