A California activist says a drop in the state's GOP membership
just proves that there is an attempt to marginalize Republican
points of view in the state.
number of registered voters in California has hit an all-time high,
while the number of those registered with the Republican Party
has declined. Secretary of State Debra Bowen says there are 18.2
million registered voters in the state, most of whom are young and
Democratic-leaning. Analysts attribute the rise to the new online
But Richard Hunter, a Los Angeles-based activist for the
Republican Party, tells OneNewsNow the GOP is concerned
that the number of registered Republicans in The Golden State has
dropped below 30 percent.
"If you look at the numbers in the state legislature, Republican
points of view have really not been heard for quite a long time,"
The new online system is said to be a threat to the California
GOP, and Hunter adds that the new election rule allowing the top
two vote-getters to run against each other in the general election
-- regardless of party -- is another blow, "because it
fundamentally says the platforms of a party, the outlook that a
party has for the future of a city, a state, or the country has
little or no bearing," the Republican offers. "And I think it's a
very cynical attempt to marginalize what has become a minority
Roughly 950,000 new voters in The Golden State have signed up
since the 2008 presidential election.