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  •  I'm originally from Orange County... (3+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, cany, wu ming

    And I was here to deal with the Prop H8 aftermath.

    Let me tell you this. Obama got just over 47%, and No on 8 got just over 42%. There was only a 5% drop countywide. And in a big shock to all of us crunching the numbers, both Obama AND No on 8 ended up winning Aliso Viejo, Irvine, and Costa Mesa in addition to Laguna Beach. Costa Mesa has a sizable Latino community, and Irvine has large Asian-American communities. And somehow, Prop 8 lost in both those cities.

    So there's far more hope than you think. And I honestly think that with the improved minority to minority outreach that's been happening since 2009, we'll see improvement in Santa Ana & Anaheim.

    •  that's interesting! so there were more than two (0+ / 0-)

      precints!  excellent.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Thu May 10, 2012 at 05:53:25 PM PDT

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    •  I'm in Long Beach (1+ / 0-)
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      where Prop 8 failed 52.45%-47.55%. Long Beach has a fairly large gay population, which also means that a lot of people are acquainted with folks they know are gay.

      Long Beach voted for Obama 111,326 and McCain 45,570; Los Angeles County went for Obama by 69.2%.

      We're staying here.

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