However, a 2021 preliminary results map by Vance Ulrich of independent consulting firm Restricting Partners shows that Newsam’s anti-recall campaign was successful in places such as Garden Grove, Westminster, and Santa Anna, where Democrats were strong in 2020. increase. Shake big From Mr. Trump’s support in 2020 to his opposition to the recall, Mr. Ulrich said.
At the same time, Irvine, one of the largest cities in the country, where Asians dominate, has become a more solid blue territory.
Mark Marino, 26, moved from Hong Kong with his Filipino parents at an early age and lived in Irvine for most of his life. He said his first introduction to politics was through the church of his family, where he recalled the leader who advocated Proposal 8, a measure banning same-sex marriage.
Marino said he eventually stopped going to church and now recognizes it as “more Bernie Krat.” Many of his friends from home also separated political methods from their more conservative immigrant parents.
“Most of my friends have shifted more to the left,” he said, “I didn’t expect it.”
On Tuesday, he cast a ballot for the recall. As a healthcare professional, he supported Newsom’s pandemic response.
The pandemic-focused Newsom campaign relentlessly defeated Republican leader Larry Elder as a Trump-style candidate who doesn’t prioritize virus containment.
According to Newsom pollster David Binder, the state-wide result was that 64 percent of vaccinated independent voters opposed the recall. A small slice of unvaccinated independent was overwhelmingly in favor of the recall.