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Orange County is turning blue: Decades of support for anti-Latino policies have handed the GOP stronghold to Democrats

Orange County is turning blue: Decades of support for anti-Latino policies have handed the GOP stronghold to Democrats

If current voting and registration trends persist in Orange County, the longtime Republican stronghold will support its first Democrat for president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. A victory for Hillary Clinton here will signal that the turning point is near: Democrats soon will be the biggest party in Orange County.

Orange County once had California’s highest percentage of voters registered Republican. As late as 1990, the O.C. GOP held a 22% registration advantage over Democrats. By May 2015, that figure had dropped to 9%.

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