California voters strongly lean Democratic
As usual, California is dominantly blue. Voters coming out
of the polls are proud to proclaim that they cast their ballot for President
“I think he’s done a great job under these circumstances, and he deserves four more years,” Democratic voter Andrea told the Kids Press Corps as she exited a polling place in Los Angeles. Many people felt the same way and expressed satisfaction about the past four years and hope for the next four years.
A few Romney voters did get out to the polls. “I want to see some real change,” Republican voter Deborah said.
Even though California is almost always called for a Democrat, getting out the vote is still crucial. California is one of the few states with a direct democracy, where the people vote on issues.
These pieces of legislation are hard to predict. Back in 2008, President Obama won California, but Republican-endorsed Proposition 8 was passed. This year, voters seem to lean towards legislation endorsed by Democrats.
Democratic representatives are also winning. “Democratic all the way!” one voter proclaimed.
—Kid Reporter Miranda RectorPhoto: A polling place sign in Los Angeles, California. (Courtesy Miranda Rector)