Reaction to the Trump/McCarthy political strategy of fear and divisions cost California Republicans seven House seats in with significant Latino and AAPI populations Los Angeles, CA – The high price Republicans paid in the midterm elections was most evident in California where GOP House members and candidates experienced devastating losses. With Democrat T.J. Cox declaring… Continue »

Is the GOP headed for extinction? In a new column for Bloomberg, Al Hunt highlights the critical role minority voters played in this year’s midterm elections. Hunt’s piece is excerpted below and available online here. Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm election this month by dominating the suburbs in every… Continue »

This year, Democrats saw successful midterms results across the country, but that has proven to be particularly true in the nation’s most populous state. In Orange County especially, the results of the elections have inundated once-Republican areas, making the GOP more of a political idea than a reality in California. The victory of Democrat Gil… Continue »

Immigration polling shows Americans support citizenship.

View the polling here View the presentation here A recording is available here Today, the NAACP and Advancement Project national office joined with the African American Research Collaborative to provide the first comprehensive analysis of how Black voters voted this cycle and why. The new poll of mid-term voters, conducted by the African American Research… Continue »

Did President Trump’s strategy of making the 2018 election about immigration work? We have been documenting the growing chorus of experts and analysts who have concluded that Trump’s ugly exploitation of racial grievance and caravan hysteria backfired. Here are some of the latest takes:   Writing in the New York Times, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg… Continue »

The news that Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA-45) has lost her re-election to Democratic challenger Katie Porter is the latest reminder of how Orange County, the former epicenter of American conservatism and Republican strength, has been transformed by the combination of Trump and Republican nativism and increased political engagement of the region’s increasingly diverse electorate. Meanwhile,… Continue »

In a must-read Washington Post column, Paul Waldman describes how Trump’s toxic anti-immigrant midterm strategy fell desperately short for the GOP in 2018 — but will be tried again in 2020. Waldman concludes: If Trump has any bit of political genius, it’s his ability to locate the worst in people — their fear, their envy,… Continue »

A consensus is taking hold: Trump’s closing argument – a toxic stew of lies, racism and fear mongering –- backfired. Races called yesterday help make the case. Martha McSally, a once-moderate Republican veteran compared to Senator John McCain, became awfully Trumpy on her way to being defeated by Kyrsten Sinema. Jeff Denham, a California Republican… Continue »