The Most Republican County in the Nation? It’s Not OC

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Orange County was once called the place “where good Republicans go to die” according to former President Ronald Reagan, and in spite of overwhelming voter registration statistics that show the gap between Red and Blue in Orange County diminishing, the OC GOP went on Facebook to proclaim OC as the nation’s most Republican County.

Nope.  Not even close.

The reigning champions can be found here.  From the site: “1. Montgomery County, Texas: Most Republican County People Actually Want to Live In (pop. 450,000+)”

Part of the greater Houston area, Montgomery was the 24th fastest-growing county in the U.S. from 2000 to 2010 and gave 79.7% of its vote to Romney. If your dream of conservative paradise involves a wealthy, master-planned community where the dictates of elected government are replaced by the dictates of deed restrictions and nosy neighborhood associations, consider taking your talents to The Woodlands, Montgomery’s major population center.

Back to Orange County for a moment.  According to statistics from the California Secretary of State’s website

  • In Orange County Republicans are 41.76% of registered voters compared to 31.69% that are Democrats. Roughly a 10 percent difference.
  • In Placer County,47.07% are Republicans and 28.00% are Democrats.

While OC has more population than Placer County, it doesn’t have more people than Los Angeles County.  If you’re looking at the raw number of Republicans and not the percentage difference, OC has about 583,625 Republicans compared to LA County’s 1,048,507.

The OC GOP; getting it wrong again and proving themselves bad at math.

  4 comments for “The Most Republican County in the Nation? It’s Not OC

  1. Greg Diamond
    June 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Perhaps their boast involved the number of top OC politicians who, in a quintessentially Southern California Republican fashion, might eventually end up in jail. They might have a point there.

  2. junior
    June 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Calderone ……

  3. junior
    June 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    “The reigning champions can be found here. From the site: “1. Montgomery County, Texas: Most Republican County People Actually Want to Live In ..”

    Really …. Mongomery is like … Houston. People in Texas call Houston the A-hole of Texas. People want to live in Houston … really ..? I don’t think so.

  4. Joel Smith
    June 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    From the OCVote website: Republicans have 586,044 registered voters in Orange County, and Democrats have 445,502 registered voters. Still a big difference at 140,542 but a place with over 440,000 Democrats can’t possibly be considered a major Republican county. No chance.

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