Prior to an election, the Secretary of State’s Office releases a pleathora of voter registration data. With the coming California Special Election on May 19th, the Sacramento Bee has taken the liberty of composing a fun look at which cities are the most politically polarized.
Here’s how they broke down the numbers: To figure out the most conservative cities, the Sacramento Bee looked for the places with the lowest percentage of voters registered Democrat; for the most liberal, those with the lowest percentage of Republicans. To keep small numbers from masquerading as big trends, the Sacramento Bee excluded cities with fewer than 5,000 registered voters.
You can check out the SacBee’s slideshow of The most conservative and liberal cities in California here.