California becomes heart of anti-Trump resistance

California becomes heart of anti-Trump resistance, by Rafael Bernal.

The Golden State, where Democrat Hillary Clinton beat Trump by more than 4 million votes, is a center of political power for the left.

It’s the home of Silicon Valley and Hollywood, two industries that tilt to the left. By itself, the state makes up 13 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product….

California is also home to a growing Latino population, which means it will be ground zero for Trump’s immigration agenda.  About 40 percent of the state’s population is Hispanic. …

California mayors have also pledged to resist aggressive immigration enforcement. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been adamant in keeping L.A. as a “sanctuary” city — one that actively resists federal immigration policies — and he announced Monday a fund to defend immigrants from deportation. …

Voter turnout in California was 73.5 percent, the state’s second-highest in history. That’s almost 20 points higher than the 54.4 percent national turnout rate, according to figures from the United States Elections Project.

Some believe the higher turnout reflects the interest taken in the election by Hispanics who worried that if Trump won, he’d follow through on his promises to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall and implement mass deportations.

Many Americans say that California is on “the left coast.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil