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California politics are hella NorCal. Will voters shake that up this year?

October 27, 2018

By Laurel Rosenhall : calmatters – excerpt

California is politically lopsided: Most of the people live in the south, but most of the political power is based in the north.

For the last several years, the majority of politicians elected statewide have been northern Californians—including the governor, lieutenant governor, schools superintendent and both U.S. senators.

That could change after November’s election, because a striking number of statewide races this year pit a NorCal candidate against SoCal candidate, testing the political power and competing priorities of the Golden State’s two most populous regions… (more)

This is a question we have been asking for some time. Why is the state run by NorCal when SoCal has more voters? It all depends on who votes. Some not issues may get more voters out this year and could change the state’s future direction, or at least slow the process down a bit.

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