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How purple can Trump make the Golden State this November?

How purple can Trump make the Golden State this November?

Signs indicate California could redden substantially!

As the nation’s press focuses on the presidential race, it is ignoring some fascinating signs that the Golden State may become much redder November 3rd.

To begin with, JD Rucker editor-in-chief of the conservative NOQ Report, analyzed the results of the district elections and asserts that nine of the seats are poised to be flipped from blue to red while the one red district at risk looks like it may stay red.

First, these aren’t nine seats that are deemed “in play” through some election miracle. These are nine seats currently held by Democrats where Republicans have the upper hand based on analysis of Tuesday’s primary votes. Second—and this is very important to understand—with only one statewide ballot measure, the main draw was the Democratic presidential primary in which Republicans may not vote. That means that even without the draw of a presidential primary choice, nine seats showed Republicans either within striking distance or outright beating Democrats.

The “jungle primary” system for congressional seats means everyone gets the same ballot choices. The top two finishers in the primary will go head-to-head in the general election. Based on these criteria, a shocking number of Democratic seats are now in jeopardy in November.

Red State’s Kira Davis says that Trump, if he plays it smart, can make a difference in California. The reason? The freelance job-killing measure, AB5.

…The California electorate is extremely tolerant of Sacramento’s nonsense (which should be obvious). We live in a gorgeous state, one of the most beautiful in the union if you ask me. People will put up with a lot just for the honor of calling this home. And to be fair, most of the people who vote for what ails us aren’t being stupid or evil, they just genuinely believe these laws are helpful. They care, they just don’t necessarily understand all the “unintended consequences” of the “help” they’re voting for. They do not deserve your scorn for that.

When AB5 came along it rocked the world of almost every faithful Democrat voter. There is hardly a business or a person here that isn’t tied to independent contracting in some way, and since we have that super majority it is strikingly and undeniably clear that this is the California Democrat party that has done this to us. There is simply no one else to blame, even if we wanted to. What’s worse, the response from Democrat elected officials has been underwhelming at the least, downright dismissive and rude at its worst.

The bill’s author – Lorena Gonzalez (CA-80) – has been flooded with emails, calls and social media pleas to reverse her position and support her constituents who are begging for help. Her response has been anything but diplomatic. From calling her faithful Democrat voters “trolls and bots” to telling them those freelance jobs they love aren’t “real jobs” anyway to using vulgarity to accuse them of being Trump voters in disguise, she has been nothing but churlish, obscene and insulting.

Davis suggests Trump do an “I feel your pain” tour of California and hit AB5 hard. The President can also remind the voters of all the #Resist antics. Furthermore, Trump could also give the entire state of California the “Baltimore” treatment, and after the Golden State recovers from the coronavirus mess, the voters may be in the mood for new leadership that considers sanitation and infrastructure more important that Trump-hate.

How popular is Trump in California? He generated enough enthusiasm to garner 400,000 more voted than Bernie Sanders.

Trump stands at 1,457,369 votes while Bernie has only 1,004,879.

To be fair, the Democrat votes were split up between several candidates, but the bottom line is that more Californians cast their vote for Donald Trump than Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday.

THAT is worth writing home about!

And while that enthusiasm isn’t enough for an election night win of California, it may be enough to help Trump take the gavel away from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.


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I would like to see Ca. return all the way to Red White and Blue like it used to be.

    Tiki in reply to Whitewall. | March 7, 2020 at 5:32 pm


    I imagine counties that voted for Trump last time will see an increase in votes for Trump (valley and mountain counties), but I doubt he’ll recapture formerly republican stronghold counties like Orange and Ventura.

      Tiki in reply to Tiki. | March 7, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      Under the jungle primary system we’ll probably never see republicans regain what they’ve lost. It’s a dirty sham and disenfranchises minority parties.

        Voyager in reply to Tiki. | March 7, 2020 at 8:01 pm

        It is not just the jungle primary. California has legalized a number of forms of facilitating vote fraud and generally compromised the integrity of the state’s elections severely.

Guardedly hopeful, but IWBIWISI.

Wishful thinking … it’ll never happen …

Forget it, Jake. It’s California.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 7, 2020 at 4:55 pm

How much DEM Election Fraud can we cut out before Election Day?

California is a lot redder than many think. There is a lot of GOP apathy because the democrats have been cheating for so long, many people gave up. We’ve had a good, long look at what democrat control looks like. People are waking up to the destruction democrat policies bring: crime, homelessness, disease, crumbling infrastructure and ever increasing taxes to “fix” said problems (but they not only don’tget fixed, they get worse!). I hope PDJT does a few rallies in California and points out all these issues, as well as the illegal alien issue.

For an idea of Trump support – here in the Bay Area when Trump held his rally there was only two days notice. He was originally scheduled to attend a fundraiser up the peninsula and it was cancelled last minute (I personally think the host chickened out) and with two days and ABSOLUTELY NO PUBLICITY, word of mouth only, 5000 people were in attendance. The local media mocked the “half empty venue” but if there had been one more day it would have been packed. It is a surprising the amount of support that exists in the area. I’m not sure you could find a more hostile environment – conservatives here go deep underground.

About AB5 – middle son lost his second job to it. He maintained high-end reef tanks for businesses and well-off hobbyists. Not anymore. Ah but so long as Uber and Lyft are punished, it’s all good.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Wonder what happened to Rahm and his plan to stay in power – is the plan still in effect in Chicago?

I live in California. Charles Manson (D) wins by 10 points. Even if he is dead.

This article is wishful thinking.

It may depend on how much the apocalyptic nightmare gets, like WHEN coronavirus joins Typhus and Hepatitis in the homeless camps.

Then there’s the constant shoplifting mobs on several viral videos. But I hear the police are still busy confiscating guns.

    Valerie in reply to tz. | March 7, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    They also will walk through a coffee shop full of students near UC Davis, and grab several laptops and run. Nobody does anything about it.

    healthguyfsu in reply to tz. | March 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Yes but liberals are the kings and queens of do as I say not as I do. They will just push their lying leaders to face reality, or that’s what they think they can do. I mean these are the leaders of the people, right? They drink totally natural beers in the kitchen and skateboard.

Subotai Bahadur | March 7, 2020 at 9:20 pm

Remember, the Democrats in the Peoples’ Democrat Republic of Alta California are the ones who count the votes. Nothing short of a Californian version of the Hungarian Revolution, tanks and submachine guns and all, will overthrow the Left. And even then, they might well retake it and purge the survivors.


Subotai Bahadur

Don’t count on it. Election theft is HUGE in California, behind the scenes where the votes are counted. That’s how the dems seized control of the state.

Back when Diane Feinstein won her last election, there were some conservatives online calling for people to vote for her opponent, Kevin De Leon, in order to punish her on her voting record. I responded that they were nuts to do so, because I’d rather have an 80+ year old Democrat, who would essentially be term limited to a maximum of 6 years if she won, to a 50-something who would be locked in the office for the next 30 years. Though it’s unlikely we’ll CA turn red, six years can be a long time in politics, and I hoped for a change in the political winds before Feinstein’s term ends.

SeekingRationalThought | March 8, 2020 at 12:15 pm

Interesting article and it makes sense. There are clearly short term reasons for the President to devote time and resources to California during this election cycle. There are also long-term reasons. In the rush to win elections, many politicians forget that it takes time to persuade people to agree with your view of the world, longer, often much longer, than one election cycle. If you never take the first steps, you never complete the journey and guarantee that California won’t change.

SeekingRationalThought | March 8, 2020 at 12:26 pm

The essay quotes Kira Davis as follows: “They care, they just don’t necessarily understand all the “unintended consequences” of the “help” they’re voting for. They do not deserve your scorn for that.” While I would normally agree with this charitable sentiment, I don’t think it applies, at least uniformly applies, to today’s California (or NY, Illinois or several other jurisdictions). California has had many destructive policies in place for many years (decades in some cases) which have damaged it and its citizens. They results of those policies on housing, outward migration, roads, schools, and homelessness, to name a few , are now clear and obvious. Only lack of capacity or willful blindness can hide these horrific results. At some point California voters are in fact responsible for the acts of their elected leaders and do, in fact, “deserve your scorn..” for allowing such policies to continue. While some may differ, I think that time is now.

Amazing how defeatism dominates this page. There are commenters who live in states far worse (yes, there lots of those) who will have to face up to truth about their own states once CA is no longer available to pile onto. Tells me that the “CA is hopeless, we should give it back to Mexico” surrender monkeys are still stuck on stupid.

Were Trump to actually win CA in November, these idiots would still find a way to trash CA from their own liberal hell holes. We should not be encouraging Trump to try and reclaim CA because, as the haters will tell you, “Trying is the first step to failure.Stop trying! Accept losing and you will be happier!”

    Voyager in reply to Pasadena Phil. | March 8, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    It’s more a case of first priorities first. For all the “vote the bastards out” sentiment we are seeing, it will not mean anything if the votes are not counted.

    California has a very serious voting fraud problem that must be solved, but people need to know that its happening and find something they can do about it to begin.

    It is a wealthy state, but its legal system is tetering on the edge of becoming a 3rd world kafkacocracy.

      Voter fraud will just make it worse for the Dems. They were scared out of their wits by Trump’s triumphant visit last week. The state economy is very good largely because of the Trump economy. But everything we Californians (R and D) hate about CA is entirely the fault of the Dems.

      So even if there were rampant voter fraud, the voters would know it and it would just make it worse for the Dems. We just killed the latest attempt, and it was a brazen try, to reverse Proposition 13 and it failed miserably. Taxes, traffic, crime, homelessness, graffiti, crazy corrupt, politics,… There is no place to hide.

      They cannot govern and they are afraid Trump will step in and spank their bare asses very publicly on those issues. And they know it will be cheered thunderously here when he does. So go ahead, steal one final election cycle.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 8, 2020 at 5:32 pm

Anyone know more about this in the CA state?

‘You Just Lost My Vote’: Joe Biden Comes Out In Favor Of California’s Awful Job-Killing #AB5 And Hears About It

“Second—and this is very important to understand—with only one statewide ballot measure, the main draw was the Democratic presidential primary in which Republicans may not vote. That means that even without the draw of a presidential primary choice, nine seats showed Republicans either within striking distance or outright beating Democrats.”

And yet . . .

“How popular is Trump in California? He generated enough enthusiasm to garner 400,000 more voted than Bernie Sanders.
Trump stands at 1,457,369 votes while Bernie has only 1,004,879.”

So then the Republicans DID turn out because they still were able to participate in the “top-two” primary for all other downticket races, either in order to guarantee the presence of Republican candidates on the ballot in November or if none filed, then to vote for the least egregious Democrat candidate.

Either way, it provides some hope for November even as huge numbers of Republicans have already left the state.

Philster7656 | March 9, 2020 at 6:24 pm

I share your enthusiasm, but the numbers tell a different story. Add up the votes for all the Dem candidates and they’re nearly 4 million. On election day, those people are all going to vote for the Democratic candidate, whoever he or she is. That’s a lot more votes than Trump’s nearly one and a half million.

According to the California Secretary of State’s 2/18/20 voter registration report, there were 9,361,582 Democrats and 4,937,986 Republicans on the books. Turnout is thus about 42.7% for the Dems and 29.6% for the GOP. I would say that represents a lot more enthusiasm on the GOP side considering an uncontested presidential primary, but not enough to come close in November.