The Great California Exodus and what that means for every other state.

From 2007 to 2016 the number of people coming into California has dropped sharply. According to California’s Department of Finance, the state lost 1 million residents to domestic migration with the majority of these people moving to states like Texas, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon (Source).

And a recent poll from San Francisco residents shows this is likely to continue.

When polled, 46% of San Francisco residents have plans to move out of the area—61% said they planned to leave the state—with Texas being a primary destination.

It should be fairly obvious to anyone why California’s are leaving the state in mass. The vast majority of these individuals have a low income and cannot survive the high cost of living. But what does this mean politically for the states who are now taking in California residents?

A future of blue.

In the most recent polling race in Arizona and Texas, which have been predominantly red, the reign of Republicans seems to be nearing an end. In Arizona, Krysten Sinema (D) seems to be out-edging Martha McSally (R) and Ted Cruz (R) nearly lost to Beto O’Rourke (D). Now, don’t get me wrong – Martha McSally (R) ran an utterly atrocious campaign and Ted Cruz (R) has been a terrible political candidate (keep in mind, I did not say terrible politician). Still, it seems the future of both of these states may be Democratic if the situation continues to play out as it has.

Still, I can’t help but feel incredibly frustrated at these results. Why? Because it shows a lack of intelligence in these voting communities.

Californian residents move out of the state as a result of Democratic politicians failing them only to vote Democrats back into power. Does anyone else see how ridiculous this is?

Want to see the biggest example of unintelligible voting? Detroit.

 

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