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OC Pines for Its Long-Lost 'Most Republican County' Title

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Once upon a time, a person could count on some things: death, taxes, and a Republican majority in Orange County. But all that's changing, according to the OC Register. The paper county that once prided itself on having the most Republican registered voters in the state is slipping...slipping into Democratic control.

It started in 1999, when Republicans accounted for less than 50% of voters for the first time since 1984. Then, in 2001, OC lost its spot as the county with the most GOP voters in the state of California.

Now, Orange County ranks just 18th for Republican voters in the state, outranked by such counties as Modoc (1st), Shasta (4th) and Mariposa (9th).

It's a dark and uncertain day, indeed.