California’s population growth plunged to the lowest level since 1900 in recent months; with residents fleeing the region over high-taxes, illegal immigration, crime, and homelessness.
“The number of Californians increased to 39.96 million, with new data from the Department of Finance showing mostly downward trends,” reports the Los Angeles Times. “They are rooted in fewer births, coupled with increased deaths among an aging population. The Golden State, however, has also seen changes in international migration, along with more and more residents leaving the state.”
“According to the agency, natural increase (with 452,200 births and 271,400 deaths) accounted for an additional 180,800 people to the state. Still, these gains were offset by losses in net migration — that is, the total amount of people moving into the state minus the total amount of people moving out. Notably, said Eddie Hunsinger, a demographer with the Department of Finance, even though the net international migration added to the state’s population, there was substantial negative domestic net migration, which resulted in a loss of 39,500 residents. This, said the department, marks ‘the first time since the 2010 census that California has had more people leaving the state than moving in from abroad or other states,’” adds the website.
Read the full report at the Los Angeles Times.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: 1,500 ‘Non-Citizens’ Potentially Registered to Vote in DMV ‘Error’
Approximately 1,500 “non-citizens” may have been permitted to register to vote in an apparent “error” at the California Department of Motor Vehicles; raising serious questions regarding voter fraud as Americans head to the polls in the coming weeks.
According to ABC News, the California DMV admitted this week that a clerical mistake allowed upwards of 1,500 undocumented individuals to register to vote in the state.
“The agency was alerted to the mistake when Randall Marquis, a Canadian citizen and legal permanent resident in the U.S., went to the Los Angeles Times to tell them about receiving a piece of mail from the DMV saying he was registered to vote,” writes ABC News.
“I got this post card thing, this little piece of cardboard, and it said, ‘Congratulations, you’re registered to vote,'” said Marquis. “I thought, ‘Oh, that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,’ and I threw it out.”
“This error occurred when DMV technicians processed customer requests at field offices to change voter eligibility responses on driver license applications,” said a statement from the DMV. “Due to the order in which the change was processed, the customer’s initial responses were retained instead of the correct and revised responses.”
Read the full story at ABC News.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: 53% Consider ‘FLEEING’ the State Due to Crime, Homeless, Taxes, MORE
A stunning new survey published this week shows just how difficult life’s become for the average California resident; revealing a shocking 53% of those asked said they are considering “fleeing” the region over crime, housing, and high taxes.
“Fifty-three percent of Californians surveyed are considering fleeing, representing a jump over the 49 percent polled a year ago,” writes CNBC.
“There’s no doubt that California’s economy, for all of its strengths when it comes to innovation and creating these industries that people want to be part of, is struggling with high costs,” said a leading economist. “Costs have gotten way ahead of incomes in California, and that’s making a lot of people think about whether it’s worth the hurdles.”
“California just doesn’t strike them as reasonable,” he added.
Read the full report here.