California Voting History
California Voting History
Knowing about California:
California, one of the major states of the United States of America, is the main and most populous state of America also being the largest state by geography. Its city, Los Angeles is the America’s second largest city after New York and California’s city with the most population. The nation’s county that has the most population is in Los Angeles that is known as Los Angeles County. Though, English is the official language of the state but due to its humongous number of population, it has other number of languages that include English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog. The residents of California are said to be Californians. Though, Los Angeles is the state’s largest city, it’s capital city is Sacramento. The largest metro system of California is Greater Los Angeles Area.
The current governor of California is Mr. Jerry Brown. The legislature is California State Legislature. Upper Legislative House is California State Senate and Lower Legislative House is California State Assembly.
Voting History of California:
We’ll be evaluating voting history of California in the light of the Democratic Party and the Republican Party as these two parties are said to be the major Political Parties of the United States of America. With the information available for California Voting History, it will be easier to predict the result of the 58th US Presidential Elections that are going to take place on November 8th, 2016.
- · Voter Registration and Participation in California: It seems that the residents of California have much terminated their trust in the United State government. As of 2014 General Elections, there were almost 25 million adults of California who were eligible to register for voting. But instead, almost 18 million out of them got themselves registered. Since then, the numbers have been much consistent. Still, 73% of the total population of California has registered for voting and are participating in the 2016 General Elections.
- · Number of Electoral Votes: California is the states known to gain more electoral votes since its existence. In the year 1972, California left behind New York in getting most electoral votes. The number of electoral votes it gained was 45. At the present time, California has 10% of all the electoral votes available that are 55. From the year 1952 to the year 1988, it was the Republican who won most of the votes from California. It is after the increasing population of the Latino that California has now become the Democratic state for most of its part. Barack Obama, a Democratic member, won in the state elections in both the year 2008 and 2012.
· The state voted for the over-all winning candidate 7 out of 10 times from the year 1976 to 2012. The first three times were the Republican party candidate while the last 4 times were the Democratic party candidates. The Republican party candidates won in the years 1980, 1984 and 1998. The Democratic party candidates won in 1992, 1996, 2008 and the year 2012 out of whom the last was Barack Obama, present US president.