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Saturday, September 18, 2021
WND Columnist Doesn't Want Californians Moving To Her State
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Conservatives love it when California residents move out of the state, since it validates right-wing narratives about how oppressively liberal the state supposedly is. But they're not thrilled at the idea that people might move from California to their state, lest they turn it into another Golden State. A newsmax columnist fretted about this a few months back; now it's WorldNetDaily columnist and Arizona resident Rachel Alexander's turn. She complained in her Aug. 2 column:

The real threat to states like Arizona is not COVID, it's CALVID, Arizona turning into California.

People fleeing the deteriorating state are flocking to Arizona and bringing their failed political views with them. Former Californians now make up about 10% of the population in Arizona. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey titled an op-ed for The Orange County Register in March warning those considering moving to Arizona, "Leaving California? Don't Forget Why." He joked about thanking the California governor during a speech about growing Arizona's economy.

More people are leaving California than moving there. A survey in 2019 found that 53% are considering leaving. Websites have popped up helping people escape. Any growth comes from births, including a large percentage from illegal immigrants. In contrast, Arizona has one of the highest rates of people moving there of any of the states. About 80% of those moving to Arizona choose Phoenix, which explains why its city government is now dominated by Democrats.

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Arizonans should be more afraid of CALVID than COVID. Despite the MSM hype, Arizona is not experiencing a third surge of COVID-19. People blame California for starting to turn Arizona blue. While Maricopa County may have gone blue in some of the 2020 races due to voter fraud, Republicans did lose some of their voting edge, as Democrats gained 51,000 more voters in the state between 2016 and 2019.

But this may be turning around. The latest quarterly registration numbers released from the Arizona secretary of state show that 3,093 registered as Republicans and only 539 registered as Democrats, leaving Republicans with a significant 125,322 advantage statewide, and almost 100,000 more voters in Maricopa County. Additionally, 40% of those considering leaving California are Republicans, whereas only 14% are Democrats. Let's just hope the voter fraud in Arizona stops.

Election fraud in Arizona hasn't been proven -- the "audit" is a joke -- but good try, Rachel.


Posted by Terry K. at 12:15 AM EDT

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