California is generally considered one of the most reliable Democratic Party states. It has given its electoral votes to the Democratic candidate in the last five presidential elections and has Democratic Party majorities in both houses of the state legislature. Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by over 2 million voters.
However, California hasn’t always been solidly controlled by the Democrats. Republican candidates won all but one of the presidential elections from 1952 through 1988. With registered independents on the rise, changing issues, and shifting demographics, is this the year for a surprising change? Learn more about the issues unique to the Golden State in the California Consensus game in Play the Election.