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L.D. Smith, Aggie! It's Real Expenses Again
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« on: October 08, 2017, 11:51:15 am »

If he had won LA, he would've carried California against Nixon and likely won the popular vote, even with Illinois and NJ still tipping the map to Nixon.

I don't get it, JFK won it, Carter won it, it was Dukakis' only county in SoCal, I'm pretty sure evn Truman won it.
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 12:11:42 pm »

Johnson beat Goldwater in LA County by only 15 points, after JFK carried it by only 1.  Before the 1970s, Los Angeles had the reputation of a conservative, "Mid-American", WASP city.  SoCal overall was the land of "Sunbelt conservatism" back then.

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« Reply #2 on: Today at 05:39:16 pm »

People forget how conservative SoCal used to be. The shift to the left began in the late 80's/early 90's, with the collapse of the aerospace and defense industry due to the Cold War, increased latino immigration, Pete Wilson's Prop 187, and Asians moving to the left.

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