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Democrats Continue Momentum with Fullerton!
For Immediate Release
August 8, 2016
Contact: Erik Taylor (714) 634-3367
Orange County, CA–Fullerton becomes the 11th city in Orange County to flip to the Democratic column – continuing to show the momentum of the Democratic Party heading into the fall.
Henry Vandermeir, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, issued the following statement:
“Donald Trump’s candidacy continues to drive Democratic registration across Orange County. Fullerton, the anchor city to one of California’s most competitive State Assembly seats, is the latest city to flip to the Democratic column, becoming the seventh city since January to turn blue. I’ll never get tired of these press releases!
Although the Democratic Party of Orange County has invested significant resources over the past few years in targeted registration and voter outreach programs, the truth is, Donald Trump is our best marketing tool.
With every speech he gives, Trump spotlights the clear differences between our two parties. That’s what is resonating with the people of Orange County, who understand just how dangerous and divisive his candidacy really is.
Trump’s nomination is a reminder that, for years the Republican Party has encouraged and elevated extreme voices, and local registration numbers clearly show that the people of Orange County are not interested in that type of rhetoric.
He’s insulted pretty much every constituency in this county, which has helped drive Democratic registration and turnout to record highs. For the first time in recent history, Democratic voters outperformed Republicans in the June Primary 73% to 52%, resulting in almost 50,000 more votes.
The high turnout, in Fullerton specifically, helped Democratic former Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva win a majority of the vote for first time ever in a Primary. If this trend continues, the voter registration surge and turnout will determine local and legislative races this November and help send Sharon back to Sacramento.”
Joining Irvine, Garden Grove, La Habra, La Palma, and Tustin, Fullerton becomes the 7th city to gain a Democratic majority within the past year.
The three largest cities in Orange County (Anaheim, Santa Ana and Irvine) now have Democratic pluralities and four of the top five voting blocs are in the Democratic column.”
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