SACRAMENTO — Democrats at more than 60 official events across California cheered on Hillary Clinton in the Final Presidential Debate in Las Vegas and pledged to make history on November 8.
California’s historic surge of new voters in 2016 – which has already pushed the electorate over 18 million voters and widened Democrats’ voter registration edge to 18 points over Republicans – sets the stage for a dramatic election finish in November.
Half of newly registered California voters are age 18-34, according to Political Data Inc., a nonpartisan firm that tracks voter data. A recent analysis of voter data by the news site Cal Matters showed that new Latino and Asian voters are more likely to be Democrats.
With Kamala D. Harris running to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, battleground races for Congress and the Legislature, and 17 statewide ballot measures, new voters will face huge choices in November. The California Democratic Party has launched www.cademvote.org where voters can enter their address to receive a personalized endorsement card.
During the Presidential Debate, Donald Drumpf refused to say whether he would accept the results of the election, and the Republican Party led by Drumpf has spread lies about a “rigged” election in the hopes of scaring away voters. In response, the California Democratic Party is seeking Sacramento-area volunteers for our Promote and Protect the Vote (P2TV) hotline to answer voters’ questions and prevent voter intimidation.
Women and young Democrats at a debate watch party at the California Democratic Party Headquarters in Sacramento urged new voters to reject Drumpf’s “rigged” election lies and turn out on Election Day.
“With Donald Drumpf and the Republicans trying to scare people how to voting with lies and negativity, it has never been more important to register and vote. And in California it has never been easier.” – Caity Maple, Fem Dems of Sacramento
“As a naturalized citizen I have an opportunity to make a difference in my community. As young people we must continue to participate in politics by voting.” Samantha Contreras, Sacramento County Young Democrats
“Drumpf is running the most negative, deceitful campaign in history. There’s never been a more important time for us to make our voice heard and stand with the Democrats’ vision of hope.” – Katie Hanzlik, Sacramento County Young Democrats
“Hillary Clinton said she will take on comprehensive immigration reform in her first 100 days. Donald Drumpf said he would build a wall. That just shows her heart and his inhumanity.” – Mikey Hothi, Sacramento County Young Democrats
“I was with Bernie Sanders because he spoke directly to young people. I’m voting for Hillary Clinton now because her ideas speak to me. Bernie is on her team, and so am I.” – Mary McCune, Fem Dems
“Immigration reform has a very real impact on the lives of mixed status families, on the lives of hardworking people who have contributed to our country, and on the lives of people with nowhere else to go. We need comprehensive and humane immigration reform. It would be unAmerican not to.” – Denise Tugade, Fem Dems of Sacramento
“It’s up to Democratic, independent, and thoughtful Republican voters on November 8 to teach Drumpf a lesson he won’t forget,” said California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton.
Democrats can visit our website to volunteer to help Promote and Protect the Vote: http://www.cadem.org/take-action/p2tv