The Central Valley – Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties – lags far behind in voter registration and participation. Across California, voter registration averages almost 90% of eligible voters but in parts of the Central Valley, we are 20% behind the statewide average.
The results of this are telling. Those four counties in the Central Valley only range from 70 – 80% of eligible voters registered. 126,000 potential votes could get the Central Valley on par with the rest of California’s average voter registration.
For example, in 2020, CA-21 voter turnout was a record at 170,000 voters. That is almost half of the average participation for California congressional districts.
And in the 2018 and 2020 elections, the Democratic candidate in CA-22 lost by approximately 25,000 votes. This is nearly identical to the margin of Republican versus Democrat voter registration in the district.
VoterPAC is committed to:
- Increase Democratic registration in Fresno County to negate the Republican advantage, threatening Devin Nunes.
- Increase voter registration in Kings County to improve the margin for a Democratic victory.
- Increase voter registration in Tulare County to bring CA-22 into a toss-up seat.
- Increase voter registration in Kern County to challenge Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy’s seat in CA-23. McCarthy has benefitted from a gerrymandered safe Republican district since his first election – but population shifts and the lines now being drawn by California’s independent redistricting commission could dramatically change the district’s demographics and make it a true toss-up next year.
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