14 thoughts on “California’s Demographic Decline”

  1. I fear that the people who would vote to change the politics in California are the ones that are leaving and have left.

    And just because California hasn’t yet made the news with ‘voting irregularities’, doesn’t mean they don’t have them. I continued to get ballots from Los Angeles County for 12 or 13 years after I moved and registered, despite having sent letters, emails and phone calls to the county.

    Back in the 90’s I went into my local polling place and signed the register – and discovered that my dog, Tasha, was registered (her name was just below mine in the book)….. I reported that to the registrar also, never heard back. She was not old enough at that point to vote, even in dog years.

    1. Nationally, they have to pad the numbers. When they only win by 50k votes and people start noticing funny business, they fall back on the popular vote total to claim there wasn’t cheating on a scale that would change the election.

    2. When I moved out of California, I was able to get my name off the voter registration rolls with some difficulty. There’s a voter registration page but it took me about 10 minutes to navigate the labyrinth of links to get to the “remove my registration” page. That was 5 years ago so I have no idea if it still works.

  2. unless the voters vote differently.
    Voters? In California? We have Laser Printers and the USPS! We don’t need no stinkin’ voters!

  3. My take is that Texas is on track to surpass California in about two decades. If California cleans up its act, that can change, but presently Texas is grow about seven times as fast as California in absolute population growth with a good portion of that growth coming from California directly (I recall that more Californians were migrating to Texas than California was growing in 2019 or 2020).

    It’s interesting which states are hitting negative population growth:

    Ten states lost population between 2018 and 2019, four of which had losses over 10,000 people. The 10 states that lost population were New York (-76,790; -0.4%), Illinois (-51,250; -0.4%), West Virginia (-12,144; -0.7%), Louisiana (-10,896; -0.2%), Connecticut (-6,233; -0.2%), Mississippi (-4,871; -0.2%), Hawaii (-4,721; -0.3%), New Jersey (-3,835; 0.0%), Alaska (-3,594; -0.5%), and Vermont (-369 ; -0.1%).

    1. Vermont (-369 ; -0.1%).
      So only another 369,000 to go and it drops into a Territory!
      Hmm, it’s relatively close. I might like living on the Frontier again.

    2. Folks have been migrating here to East Texas from all over. I’ve been thinking about looking for a game of license plate bingo there’s that much variety.

      Texas does not need the kind of growth you’re talking about. There’s only so much water in the aquifers and springs, and CA is showing us what happens when you don’t plan long term in that regard. We’ve also got LA right next door and FL to learn from as well. Luckily, the scorching TX summers help to cull the weak and send them back to more temperate climes.

      1. Don’t you guys have giant spiders or something too? You should talk about all the crazy creepy crawlies to help “promote” moving to Texas.

  4. Arizona is getting alot of the California transplants, sorry to say and they bring their liberal socialist politics with them.

    1. Same thing where I live and even though it is more red than the rest of the state, we have to deal with the policies that come out of Olympia. Crime might be getting a whole lot worse even though some of our local leaders have been pushing back against the pro-criminal empty the jails and defund the police policies from the DNC.

  5. “Once all the state’s new commitments are met California’s much ballyhooed $75 billion surplus, Chapman economist Jim Doti estimates, shrinks to a still considerable $25 billion.

    With such a rich surplus, other states would consider either spending the extra cash, as Texas and other states do, on economic development, either through tax cuts, regulatory holidays, or incentives.”

    Or maybe they might think about paying off some of their more than $500 billion debt. Just a thought…

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