Gulf widens between registered Democrats and Republicans in California


The number of registered Republicans in California is remarkably close to the amount of voters with no party preference, according to Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office. 

The figures, revealed in a recently released report on voter registration, show that out of 18,854,829 registered voters, 4,763,967 are registered as Republicans. That compares to 4,735,318 who registered with no party preference, and 8,405,464 who registered as Democrats. 

The report also provides details on the most prominent political parties based on county, with San Francisco County ranking highest with Democrats at 57.8 percent of its populace, Modoc County with the highest number of Republicans at 50.38 percent, and San Francisco again at the top of the list, this time for no party preference, at 31.18 percent. 

Kern County did not make the top ten for any political affiliation, but the report states out of 513,965 eligible voters in Kern, 362,302 are currently registered. Democratic voters in Kern came in at 127,113 – or 35.08 percent – with Republican voters coming in at 132,649 – or 36.61 percent.  

The last time a Republican candidate won a statewide race was in 2006, according to the Secretary of State’s office. 

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