ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – Orange County no longer has a Republican foothold as the county has officially turned blue.
According to new data by the Orange County Registrar of Voters, the number of Democratic voters in the county have risen to 547,458 outnumbering the Republicans at 547,369. Both parties separately account for 34 percent of the registered voters.
While the difference is only 89 voters, this does mark a major change for the county.
There are a total of 1,609,390 active registered voters in Orange County. Registration numbers spiked in 2016 going from 1,430,291 voters in 2015 to 1,535,994 in 2016.
The largest age group is between 18 and 29 with 383,000 registered voters. The second largest age group is between 50 and 59 years old with 349,000 registered voters.
Former Republican president Richard Nixon was laid to rest in Yorba Linda, Orange County in 1994.
California’s two state Senators, Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, are both Democrats.