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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

And the Most Partisan District in California Is ... Compton? San Francisco Doesn't Even Crack Top-10.

Posted By on Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:30 AM

click to enlarge We may not be his best friend after all
  • We may not be his best friend after all
San Francisco may be the national Democratic Party's ATM. But, counter-intuitively, it does not flaunt the most lopsided percentage of registered Democratic voters in the state. Or the second-highest. Or third. Or tenth.

According to the city's Department of Elections, just 56.6 percent of San Francisco's 451,861 voters are registered Democrats (it's not as if the party is sweating bullets; only 42,089 are Republicans, 8,776 are Greens, while 133,577 are "decline to state/non-partisan").

According to an interesting list of "the most partisan districts in California" in Capitol Weekly, the most Democrat-friendly realm in all the state is Assembly District 52 -- Compton -- with 70.9 percent of all registered voters aligned with the Dems. The second-most Dem-heavy district is AD 48 (Los Angeles). Three through five are: AD 46 (Huntington Park) 65.7; AD 16 (Oakland) 65.5; and AD 47 (Culver City) 64.9. 

Meanwhile, the state's Republican stronghold is AD 32 (Bakersfield) at 49.6 percent registration. The rest of that GOP top five: AD 71 (Orange County) 48.0; AD 29 (Fresno) 47.3; AD 2 (parts of nine extreme northwest counties) 46.3; and AD 4 (Placer, El Dorado, and Alpine counties) 44.6.

View a handy-dandy district map here.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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