A few days ago a friend from Chicago asked about the politics where I live. I live in Placer County which has a higher percentage of registered Republicans than Orange County. The further north you go in California the more conservative the voters are. People joke that Placer Democrats could meet in a phone booth (if they still existed). So that pretty much says it all. I knew this when I moved here.
That balance may change as more and more retirees from the Bay Area move to various retirement communities here.
2 days ago