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California

2022 population: 39,029,342   ( 1,775,386 from 2010 , 508,903 from 2020)
Land area: 155857.6 square miles
Population density: 250.4 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:13,554,876 34.73% 9.4%
Black:2,177,6125.58% 0.6%
Indian:158,7220.41% 2.2%
Asian:6,229,49015.96% 27.0%
2+ races:1,176,4623.01% 21.4%
Hispanic:15,732,18040.31% 12.3%
Total non-White:25,474,46665.27% 14.2%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:939,969 11.9
Deaths:738,5109.3
Net Migration: -871,127-11.0
Net Immigration: 171,2232.2
Change in White population:-1,401,377 -3.8
Change in Non-White pop.:3,176,763 8.5



Historical Presidential Election Results for California



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSVEV
2020 57% Joe Biden (D) 11,110,250 63.4% Donald Trump* (R) 6,006,429 34.3% 394,836 [+] 2.3% 17,511,515 -13 11.04% 55
2016 49% Hillary Clinton (D) 8,753,792 61.5% Donald Trump (R) 4,483,814 31.5% 1,000,287 [+] 7.0% 14,237,893 -14 10.38% 55
2012 46% Barack Obama* (D) 7,854,285 60.2% Mitt Romney (R) 4,839,958 37.1% 361,572 [+] 2.8% 13,055,815 -10 10.10% 55
2008 51% Barack Obama (D) 8,274,473 60.9% John McCain (R) 5,011,781 36.9% 296,829 [+] 2.2% 13,583,083 -9 10.33% 55
2004 48% John Kerry (D) 6,745,485 54.3% George W. Bush* (R) 5,509,826 44.4% 166,548 [+] 1.3% 12,421,859 -6 10.16% 55
2000 44% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 5,861,203 53.4% George W. Bush (R) 4,567,429 41.7% 537,224 [+] 4.9% 10,965,856 -6 10.40% 54
1996 42% Bill Clinton* (D) 5,119,835 51.1% Robert Dole (R) 3,828,380 38.2% 1,071,269 [+] 10.7% 10,019,484 -2 10.41% 54
1992 49% Bill Clinton (D) 5,121,325 46.0% George Bush* (R) 3,630,574 32.6% 2,379,822 [+] 21.4% 11,131,721 -5 10.66% 54
1988 47% George Bush (R) 5,054,917 51.1% Michael Dukakis (D) 4,702,233 47.6% 129,914 [+] 1.3% 9,887,064 -2 10.79% 47
1984 49% Ronald Reagan* (R) 5,467,009 57.5% Walter Mondale (D) 3,922,519 41.3% 115,895 1.2% 9,505,423 -1 10.26% 47
1980 49% Ronald Reagan (R) 4,524,858 52.7% Jimmy Carter* (D) 3,083,661 35.9% 978,542 [+] 11.4% 8,587,061 2 9.93% 45
1976 51% Gerald Ford* (R) 3,882,244 49.3% Jimmy Carter (D) 3,742,284 47.6% 242,589 [+] 3.1% 7,867,117 1 9.65% 45
1972 58% Richard Nixon* (R) 4,602,096 55.0% George McGovern (D) 3,475,847 41.5% 289,919 [+] 3.5% 8,367,862 -6 10.76% 45
1968 60% Richard Nixon (R) 3,467,664 47.8% Hubert Humphrey (D) 3,244,318 44.7% 539,605 [+] 7.4% 7,251,587 4 9.91% 40
1964 64% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 4,171,877 59.1% Barry Goldwater (R) 2,879,108 40.8% 6,601 0.1% 7,057,586 2 9.99% 40
1960 66% Richard Nixon (R) 3,259,722 50.1% John Kennedy (D) 3,224,099 49.6% 22,757 0.3% 6,506,578 0 9.45% 32
1956 59% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 3,027,668 55.4% Adlai Stevenson (D) 2,420,135 44.3% 18,552 0.3% 5,466,355 -2 8.81% 32
1952 65% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 2,897,310 56.3% Adlai Stevenson (D) 2,197,548 42.7% 46,991 0.9% 5,141,849 1 8.33% 32
1948 58% Harry Truman* (D) 1,913,134 47.6% Thomas Dewey (R) 1,895,269 47.1% 214,363 [+] 5.3% 4,022,766 2 8.24% 25
1944 59% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 1,988,564 56.5% Thomas Dewey (R) 1,512,965 43.0% 19,346 0.5% 3,520,875 -3 7.34% 25
1940 67% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 1,877,618 57.4% Wendell Willkie (R) 1,351,419 41.3% 39,754 1.2% 3,268,791 -3 6.55% 22
1936 60% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 1,766,836 67.0% Alf Landon (R) 836,431 31.7% 35,615 [+] 1.3% 2,638,882 -5 5.78% 22
1932 56% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 1,324,157 58.4% Herbert Hoover* (R) 847,902 37.4% 95,907 [+] 4.2% 2,267,966 -2 5.71% 22
1928 51% Herbert Hoover (R) 1,162,323 64.7% Al Smith (D) 614,365 34.2% 19,968 [+] 1.1% 1,796,656 6 4.88% 13
1924 44% Calvin Coolidge (R) 733,250 57.2% Robert LaFollette (Prog) 424,649 33.1% 123,879 [+] 9.7% 1,281,778 3 4.41% 13
1920 41% Warren Harding (R) 624,992 66.2% James Cox (D) 229,191 24.3% 89,867 [+] 9.5% 944,050 6 3.52% 13
1916 48% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 466,289 46.6% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 462,516 46.3% 70,976 [+] 7.1% 999,781 0 5.39% 13
1912 38% William Taft* (R) 283,610 41.8% Woodrow Wilson (D) 283,436 41.8% 110,898 [+] 16.4% 677,944 19 4.51% 13
1908 26% William Taft (R) 214,398 55.5% William J. Bryan (D) 127,492 33.0% 44,707 [+] 11.6% 386,597 4 2.60% 10
1904 27% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 205,226 61.9% Alton Parker (D) 89,404 27.0% 36,917 [+] 11.1% 331,547 5 2.45% 10
1900 31% William McKinley* (R) 164,755 54.4% William J. Bryan (D) 124,985 41.2% 13,264 [+] 4.4% 303,004 3 2.17% 9
* incumbent         PUSV: percent of U.S. vote



2020 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 11,110,250 63.4%
Donald Trump* (R) 6,006,429 34.3%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 187,895 1.1%
Other 206,941 1.2%
TOTAL 17,511,515
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): -13


2016 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 8,753,792 61.5%
Donald Trump (R) 4,483,814 31.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 478,500 3.4%
Jill Stein (Grn) 278,658 2.0%
Evan McMullin (I) 39,596 0.3%
Other 203,533 1.4%
TOTAL 14,237,893
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): -14


2012 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 7,854,285 60.2%
Mitt Romney (R) 4,839,958 37.1%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 143,221 1.1%
Other 218,351 1.7%
TOTAL 13,055,815
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): -10


2008 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 8,274,473 60.9%
John McCain (R) 5,011,781 36.9%
Ralph Nader (I) 108,381 0.8%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 67,582 0.5%
Other 120,866 0.9%
TOTAL 13,583,083
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): -9


2004 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 5,509,826 44.4%
John Kerry (D) 6,745,485 54.3%
Ralph Nader (I) 21,213 0.2%
Other 145,335 1.2%
TOTAL 12,421,859
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): -6


2000 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 4,567,429 41.7%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 5,861,203 53.4%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 418,707 3.8%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 44,987 0.4%
Other 73,530 0.7%
TOTAL 10,965,856
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): -6


1996 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 5,119,835 51.1%
Robert Dole (R) 3,828,380 38.2%
Ross Perot (Ref) 697,847 7.0%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 237,016 2.4%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 73,600 0.7%
Other 62,806 0.6%
TOTAL 10,019,484
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): -2


1992 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 5,121,325 46.0%
George Bush* (R) 3,630,574 32.6%
Ross Perot (I) 2,296,006 20.6%
Other 83,816 0.8%
TOTAL 11,131,721
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): -5


1988 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 5,054,917 51.1%
Michael Dukakis (D) 4,702,233 47.6%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 70,105 0.7%
Other 59,809 0.6%
TOTAL 9,887,064
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): -2


1984 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 5,467,009 57.5%
Walter Mondale (D) 3,922,519 41.3%
Other 115,895 1.2%
TOTAL 9,505,423
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): -1


1980 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 4,524,858 52.7%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 3,083,661 35.9%
John Anderson (I) 739,833 8.6%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 148,434 1.7%
Other 90,275 1.1%
TOTAL 8,587,061
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 2


1976 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 3,742,284 47.6%
Gerald Ford* (R) 3,882,244 49.3%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 58,412 0.7%
Other 184,177 2.3%
TOTAL 7,867,117
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 1


1972 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 4,602,096 55.0%
George McGovern (D) 3,475,847 41.5%
John Schmitz (Amer) 232,554 2.8%
Other 57,365 0.7%
TOTAL 8,367,862
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): -6


1968 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 3,467,664 47.8%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 3,244,318 44.7%
George Wallace (AIP) 487,270 6.7%
Other 52,335 0.7%
TOTAL 7,251,587
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 4


1964 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 4,171,877 59.1%
Barry Goldwater (R) 2,879,108 40.8%
Other 6,601 0.1%
TOTAL 7,057,586
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): 2


1960 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 3,224,099 49.6%
Richard Nixon (R) 3,259,722 50.1%
Other 22,757 0.3%
TOTAL 6,506,578
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): 0


1956 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 3,027,668 55.4%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 2,420,135 44.3%
Other 18,552 0.3%
TOTAL 5,466,355
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -2


1952 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 2,897,310 56.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 2,197,548 42.7%
Other 46,991 0.9%
TOTAL 5,141,849
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 1


1948 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 1,913,134 47.6%
Thomas Dewey (R) 1,895,269 47.1%
Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 1,228 0.0%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 190,381 4.7%
Other 22,754 0.6%
TOTAL 4,022,766
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 2


1944 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 1,988,564 56.5%
Thomas Dewey (R) 1,512,965 43.0%
Other 19,346 0.5%
TOTAL 3,520,875
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -3


1940 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 1,877,618 57.4%
Wendell Willkie (R) 1,351,419 41.3%
Other 39,754 1.2%
TOTAL 3,268,791
Turnout: 67% Diff (US): -3


1936 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 1,766,836 67.0%
Alf Landon (R) 836,431 31.7%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 11,331 0.4%
Other 24,284 0.9%
TOTAL 2,638,882
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): -5


1932 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 1,324,157 58.4%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 847,902 37.4%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 63,299 2.8%
Other 32,608 1.4%
TOTAL 2,267,966
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): -2


1928 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 1,162,323 64.7%
Al Smith (D) 614,365 34.2%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 19,595 1.1%
Other 373 0.0%
TOTAL 1,796,656
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 6


1924 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 733,250 57.2%
John Davis (D) 105,514 8.2%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 424,649 33.1%
Other 18,365 1.4%
TOTAL 1,281,778
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): 3


1920 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 624,992 66.2%
James Cox (D) 229,191 24.3%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 64,076 6.8%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 25,204 2.7%
Other 587 0.1%
TOTAL 944,050
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): 6


1916 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 466,289 46.6%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 462,516 46.3%
Allan Benson (Soc) 42,898 4.3%
James Hanly (Proh) 27,713 2.8%
Other 365 0.0%
TOTAL 999,781
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 0


1912 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 283,436 41.8%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 3,914 0.6%
William Taft* (R) 283,610 41.8%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 79,201 11.7%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 23,366 3.4%
Other 4,417 0.7%
TOTAL 677,944
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): 19


1908 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 214,398 55.5%
William J. Bryan (D) 127,492 33.0%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 28,659 7.4%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 11,770 3.0%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 4,278 1.1%
TOTAL 386,597
Turnout: 26% Diff (US): 4


1904 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 205,226 61.9%
Alton Parker (D) 89,404 27.0%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 29,535 8.9%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 7,380 2.2%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 2 0.0%
TOTAL 331,547
Turnout: 27% Diff (US): 5


1900 President, California
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 164,755 54.4%
William J. Bryan (D) 124,985 41.2%
John Woolley (Proh) 5,087 1.7%
Other 8,177 2.7%
TOTAL 303,004
Turnout: 31% Diff (US): 3
* incumbent

Historical Statewide Election Results for California

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YearTypeTurnoutWinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes
2022 G 36% Gavin Newsom* (D) 6,470,099 59.2% Brian Dahle (R) 4,462,910 40.8% 0 0.0% 10,933,009
2022 S3 36% Alex Padilla* (D) 6,621,616 61.1% Mark Meuser (R) 4,222,025 38.9% 0 0.0% 10,843,641
2018 G 42% Gavin Newsom (D) 7,721,410 61.9% John H. Cox (R) 4,742,825 38.1% 0 0.0% 12,464,235
2018 S1 38% Dianne Feinstein* (D) 6,019,422 54.2% Kevin DeLeon (D) 5,093,942 45.8% 0 0.0% 11,113,364
2016 S3 42% Kamala Harris (D) 7,542,753 61.6% Loretta Sanchez (D) 4,701,417 38.4% 0 0.0% 12,244,170
2014 G 26% Jerry Brown* (D) 4,388,368 60.0% Neel Kashkari (R) 2,929,213 40.0% 0 0.0% 7,317,581
2012 S1 44% Dianne Feinstein* (D) 7,864,624 62.5% Elizabeth Emken (R) 4,713,887 37.5% 0 0.0% 12,578,511
2010 G 36% Jerry Brown (D) 5,428,458 53.8% Meg Whitman (R) 4,127,371 40.9% 539,310 [+] 5.3% 10,095,139
2010 S3 36% Barbara Boxer* (D) 5,218,441 52.2% Carly Fiorina (R) 4,217,366 42.2% 564,307 [+] 5.6% 10,000,114
2006 G 33% Arnold Schwarzenegger* (R) 4,850,157 55.9% Phil Angelides (D) 3,376,732 38.9% 452,527 [+] 5.2% 8,679,416
2006 S1 33% Dianne Feinstein* (D) 5,076,289 59.4% Dick Mountjoy (R) 2,990,822 35.0% 474,365 [+] 5.6% 8,541,476
2004 S3 47% Barbara Boxer* (D) 6,955,728 57.7% Bill Jones (R) 4,555,922 37.8% 541,645 [+] 4.5% 12,053,295
2003 G 34% Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) 4,206,217 48.6% Cruz Bustamante (D) 2,724,852 31.5% 1,726,734 [+] 19.9% 8,657,803
2002 G 30% Gray Davis* (D) 3,533,490 47.3% Bill Simon (R) 3,169,801 42.4% 770,739 [+] 10.3% 7,474,030
2000 S1 43% Dianne Feinstein* (D) 5,932,522 55.8% Tom Campbell (R) 3,886,853 36.6% 804,239 [+] 7.6% 10,623,614
1998 G 34% Gray Davis (D) 4,860,702 58.0% Dan Lungren (R) 3,218,030 38.4% 306,464 [+] 3.7% 8,385,196
1998 S3 34% Barbara Boxer* (D) 4,411,705 53.1% Matt Fong (R) 3,576,351 43.0% 326,897 [+] 3.9% 8,314,953
1994 G 37% Pete Wilson* (R) 4,781,766 55.2% Kathleen Brown (D) 3,519,799 40.6% 363,810 [+] 4.2% 8,665,375
1994 S1 37% Dianne Feinstein* (D) 3,979,152 46.7% Michael Huffington (R) 3,817,025 44.8% 717,912 [+] 8.4% 8,514,089
1992 S1 48% Dianne Feinstein (D) 5,853,651 54.3% John Seymour (R) 4,093,501 38.0% 835,591 [+] 7.7% 10,782,743
1992 S3 48% Barbara Boxer (D) 5,173,467 47.9% Bruce Herschensohn (R) 4,644,182 43.0% 982,054 [+] 9.1% 10,799,703
1990 G 35% Pete Wilson (R) 3,791,904 49.2% Dianne Feinstein (D) 3,525,197 45.8% 382,366 [+] 5.0% 7,699,467
1988 S1 46% Pete Wilson* (R) 5,143,409 52.8% Leo McCarthy (D) 4,287,253 44.0% 312,936 [+] 3.2% 9,743,598
1986 S3 37% Alan Cranston* (D) 3,646,672 49.3% Ed Zschau (R) 3,541,804 47.9% 210,073 [+] 2.8% 7,398,549
1986 G 37% George Deukmejian* (R) 4,506,601 60.5% Tom Bradley (D) 2,781,714 37.4% 155,236 [+] 2.1% 7,443,551
1982 S1 42% Pete Wilson (R) 4,022,565 51.5% Jerry Brown (D) 3,494,968 44.8% 288,005 [+] 3.7% 7,805,538
1982 G 43% George Deukmejian (R) 3,881,014 49.3% Tom Bradley (D) 3,787,669 48.1% 208,015 [+] 2.6% 7,876,698
1980 S3 47% Alan Cranston* (D) 4,705,399 56.5% Paul Gann (R) 3,093,426 37.1% 528,656 [+] 6.3% 8,327,481
1978 G 47% Jerry Brown* (D) 3,878,812 56.0% Evelle Younger (R) 2,526,534 36.5% 517,032 [+] 7.5% 6,922,378
1976 S1 49% Sam Hayakawa (R) 3,748,973 50.2% John Tunney* (D) 3,502,862 46.9% 220,433 [+] 3.0% 7,472,268
1974 S3 45% Alan Cranston* (D) 3,693,160 60.5% Bill Richardson (R) 2,210,267 36.2% 199,005 [+] 3.3% 6,102,432
1974 G 46% Jerry Brown (D) 3,131,648 50.1% Houston Flournoy (R) 2,952,954 47.3% 163,468 [+] 2.6% 6,248,070
1970 S1 51% John Tunney (D) 3,496,558 53.9% George Murphy* (R) 2,877,617 44.3% 117,982 [+] 1.8% 6,492,157
1970 G 51% Ronald Reagan* (R) 3,439,664 52.8% Jess Unruh (D) 2,938,607 45.1% 131,801 [+] 2.0% 6,510,072
1968 S3 59% Alan Cranston (D) 3,680,352 51.8% Max Rafferty (R) 3,329,148 46.9% 92,965 [+] 1.3% 7,102,465
1966 G 57% Ronald Reagan (R) 3,742,913 57.6% Pat Brown* (D) 2,749,174 42.3% 11,358 0.2% 6,503,445
1964 S1 64% George Murphy (R) 3,628,555 51.5% Pierre Salinger* (D) 3,411,912 48.5% 1,354 0.0% 7,041,821
1962 G 56% Pat Brown* (D) 3,037,109 51.9% Richard Nixon (R) 2,740,351 46.8% 75,810 [+] 1.3% 5,853,270
1962 S3 54% Thomas Kuchel* (R) 3,180,483 56.3% Richard Richards (D) 2,452,839 43.4% 14,630 [+] 0.3% 5,647,952
1958 G 53% Pat Brown (D) 3,140,076 59.7% William Knowland (R) 2,110,911 40.2% 4,790 0.1% 5,255,777
1958 S1 52% Clair Engle (D) 2,927,693 57.0% Goodwin Knight (R) 2,204,337 42.9% 3,191 [+] 0.1% 5,135,221
1956 S3 58% Thomas Kuchel* (R) 2,892,918 54.0% Richard Richards (D) 2,445,816 45.6% 22,733 [+] 0.4% 5,361,467
1954 S3 46% Thomas Kuchel (R) 2,090,836 53.2% Sam Yorty (D) 1,788,071 45.5% 50,761 [+] 1.3% 3,929,668
1954 G 47% Goodwin Knight (R) 2,290,519 56.8% Richard Graves (D) 1,739,368 43.2% 481 0.0% 4,030,368
1952 S1 58% William Knowland* (R,D) 3,982,448 87.7% Reuben Borough (Indep. Progressive) 542,270 11.9% 17,830 [+] 0.4% 4,542,548
1950 S3 51% Richard Nixon (R) 2,183,454 59.2% Helen Gahagan Douglas (D) 1,502,507 40.8% 0 0.0% 3,685,961
1950 G 53% Earl Warren* (R) 2,461,754 64.8% James Roosevelt (D) 1,333,856 35.1% 480 0.0% 3,796,090
1946 S1 41% William Knowland* (R) 1,428,067 54.1% Will Rogers, Jr. (D) 1,167,161 44.2% 42,839 [+] 1.6% 2,638,067
1946 S1 9% William Knowland* (R) 425,273 77.5% Will Rogers, Jr. (D) 90,723 16.5% 32,706 [+] 6.0% 548,702
1946 G 40% Earl Warren* (R,D) 2,344,542 91.6% Henry Schmidt (I) 180,579 7.1% 34,423 1.3% 2,559,544
1944 S3 56% Sheridan Downey* (D) 1,728,155 52.3% Frederick Houser (R) 1,576,553 47.7% 0 0.0% 3,304,708
1942 G 41% Earl Warren (R) 1,275,237 57.1% Culbert Olson* (D) 932,995 41.8% 26,136 [+] 1.2% 2,234,368
1940 S1 55% Hiram Johnson* (R,Prog) 2,238,899 82.6% Fred Dyster (Prohibition) 366,044 13.5% 104,893 [+] 3.9% 2,709,836
1938 S3 55% Sheridan Downey (D,Prog+) 1,372,314 54.4% Philip Bancroft (R) 1,126,240 44.7% 22,569 [+] 0.9% 2,521,123
1938 G 58% Culbert Olson (D) 1,391,734 52.5% Frank Merriam* (R) 1,171,019 44.2% 88,169 [+] 3.3% 2,650,922
*: incumbent               +: ran on additional party lines               Type: G: Governor; S1,S2,S3: Senate Class 1, 2 or 3
italics: special election

Other Statewide Election Results for California

YearTypeTurnoutWinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes
2022 AG 36% Rob Bonta* (D) 6,339,436 59.1% Nathan Hochman (R) 4,390,424 40.9% 0 0.0% 10,729,860
2022 CON 36% Malia Cohen (D) 5,936,852 55.3% Lanhee Chen (R) 4,789,340 44.7% 0 0.0% 10,726,192
2022 INS 35% Ricardo Lara* (D) 6,355,910 59.9% Robert Howell (R) 4,249,387 40.1% 0 0.0% 10,605,297
2022 LG 36% Eleni Kounalakis* (D) 6,418,114 59.7% Angela Jacobs (R) 4,332,598 40.3% 0 0.0% 10,750,712
2022 SOS 36% Shirley Weber* (D) 6,462,159 60.1% Rob Bernosky (R) 4,298,526 39.9% 0 0.0% 10,760,685
2022 TRE 36% Fiona Ma* (D) 6,287,071 58.8% Jack Guerrero (R) 4,405,777 41.2% 0 0.0% 10,692,848
2018 AG 42% Xavier Becerra* (D) 7,790,743 63.6% Steven Bailey (R) 4,465,587 36.4% 0 0.0% 12,256,330
2018 CON 42% Betty Yee* (D) 8,013,067 65.5% Konstantinos Roditis (R) 4,229,480 34.5% 0 0.0% 12,242,547
2018 INS 40% Ricardo Lara (D) 6,186,039 52.9% Steve Poizner (I) 5,515,293 47.1% 0 0.0% 11,701,332
2018 LG 36% Eleni Kounalakis (D) 5,914,068 56.6% Ed Hernandez (D) 4,543,863 43.4% 0 0.0% 10,457,931
2018 SOS 42% Alex Padilla* (D) 7,909,521 64.5% Mark Meuser (R) 4,362,545 35.5% 0 0.0% 12,272,066
2018 TRE 42% Fiona Ma (D) 7,825,587 64.1% Greg Conlon (R) 4,376,816 35.9% 0 0.0% 12,202,403
2014 AG 25% Kamala Harris* (D) 4,102,649 57.5% Ronald Gold (R) 3,033,476 42.5% 0 0.0% 7,136,125
2014 CON 25% Betty Yee (D) 3,810,304 54.0% Ashley Swearengin (R) 3,249,668 46.0% 0 0.0% 7,059,972
2014 INS 24% Dave Jones* (D) 4,038,165 57.5% Ted Gaines (R) 2,981,951 42.5% 0 0.0% 7,020,116
2014 LG 25% Gavin Newsom* (D) 4,107,051 57.2% Ron Nehring (R) 3,078,039 42.8% 0 0.0% 7,185,090
2014 SOS 25% Alex Padilla* (D) 3,799,711 53.6% Pete Peterson (R) 3,285,334 46.4% 0 0.0% 7,085,045
2014 TRE 25% John Chiang (D) 4,176,793 58.8% Greg Conlon (R) 2,925,895 41.2% 0 0.0% 7,102,688
2010 AG 35% Kamala Harris (D) 4,442,781 46.1% Steve Cooley (R) 4,368,624 45.3% 835,871 [+] 8.7% 9,647,276
2010 CON 35% John Chiang* (D) 5,325,357 55.1% Tony Strickland (R) 3,487,014 36.1% 847,506 [+] 8.8% 9,659,877
2010 INS 34% Dave Jones (D) 4,765,400 50.6% Mike Villines (R) 3,540,626 37.6% 1,116,826 [+] 11.9% 9,422,852
2010 LG 35% Gavin Newsom (D) 4,917,880 50.1% Abel Maldonado* (R) 3,820,971 38.9% 1,073,984 [+] 10.9% 9,812,835
2010 SOS 34% Debra Bowen* (D) 5,105,307 53.2% Damon Dunn (R) 3,666,407 38.2% 827,593 [+] 8.6% 9,599,307
2010 TRE 34% Bill Lockyer* (D) 5,433,222 56.5% Mimi Walters (R) 3,479,709 36.2% 711,041 [+] 7.4% 9,623,972
2006 AG 32% Jerry Brown (D) 4,756,184 56.3% Chuck Poochigian (R) 3,220,429 38.1% 473,396 [+] 5.6% 8,450,009
2006 CON 32% John Chiang (D) 4,232,313 50.6% Tony Strickland (R) 3,360,611 40.2% 768,125 [+] 9.2% 8,361,049
2006 INS 32% Steve Poizner (R) 4,233,986 50.8% Cruz Bustamante (D) 3,204,536 38.5% 890,875 [+] 10.7% 8,329,397
2006 LG 33% John Garamendi (D) 4,189,584 49.1% Tom McClintock (R) 3,845,858 45.1% 493,723 [+] 5.8% 8,529,165
2006 SOS 32% Debra Bowen (D) 4,032,553 48.1% Bruce McPherson* (R) 3,772,951 45.0% 580,069 [+] 6.9% 8,385,573
2006 TRE 31% Bill Lockyer (D) 4,253,854 52.8% Claude Parrish (R) 3,095,615 38.5% 700,733 [+] 8.7% 8,050,202
2002 AG 29% Bill Lockyer* (D) 3,716,282 51.3% Dick Ackerman (R) 2,920,752 40.3% 604,683 [+] 8.3% 7,241,717
2002 CON 29% Steve Westly (D) 3,289,839 45.3% Tom McClintock (R) 3,273,028 45.1% 695,891 [+] 9.6% 7,258,758
2002 INS 29% John Garamendi (D) 3,346,937 46.5% Gary Mendoza (R) 2,998,243 41.6% 855,449 [+] 11.9% 7,200,629
2002 LG 29% Cruz Bustamante* (D) 3,658,942 49.4% Bruce McPherson (R) 3,094,392 41.8% 657,826 [+] 8.9% 7,411,160
2002 SOS 29% Kevin Shelley (D) 3,357,173 46.3% Keith Olberg (R) 3,070,879 42.3% 829,834 [+] 11.4% 7,257,886
2002 TRE 29% Phil Angelides* (D) 3,546,583 49.3% Greg Conlon (R) 2,914,138 40.5% 732,748 [+] 10.2% 7,193,469
1998 AG 33% Bill Lockyer (D) 4,119,139 51.5% Dave Stirling (R) 3,389,709 42.4% 488,886 [+] 6.1% 7,997,734
1998 CON 33% Kathleen Connell* (D) 4,875,969 60.9% Ruben Barrales (R) 2,653,153 33.1% 476,655 [+] 6.0% 8,005,777
1998 INS 33% Chuck Quackenbush* (R) 4,006,762 49.9% Diane Martinez (D) 3,519,453 43.8% 509,822 [+] 6.3% 8,036,037
1998 LG 33% Cruz Bustamante (D) 4,290,473 52.7% Tim Leslie (R) 3,161,031 38.8% 691,854 [+] 8.5% 8,143,358
1998 SOS 33% Bill Jones* (R) 3,785,069 47.0% Michela Alioto (D) 3,695,344 45.9% 572,535 [+] 7.1% 8,052,948
1998 TRE 32% Phil Angelides (D) 4,166,206 52.6% Curt Pringle (R) 3,159,898 39.9% 594,307 [+] 7.5% 7,920,411
1994 AG 35% Dan Lungren* (R) 4,363,760 54.0% Tom Umberg (D) 3,189,836 39.4% 534,338 [+] 6.6% 8,087,934
1994 CON 35% Kathleen Connell (D) 3,980,731 48.3% Tom McClintock (R) 3,792,997 46.0% 463,152 [+] 5.6% 8,236,880
1994 INS 35% Chuck Quackenbush (R) 4,012,247 48.8% Art Torres (D) 3,566,058 43.4% 641,314 [+] 7.8% 8,219,619
1994 LG 36% Gray Davis (D) 4,441,429 52.4% Cathie Wright (R) 3,412,777 40.3% 618,885 [+] 7.3% 8,473,091
1994 SOS 34% Bill Jones (R) 3,596,027 45.3% Tony Miller (D) 3,548,398 44.7% 801,763 [+] 10.1% 7,946,188
1994 TRE 35% Matt Fong (R) 3,970,308 48.5% Phil Angelides (D) 3,488,891 42.6% 734,585 [+] 9.0% 8,193,784
1990 AG 33% Dan Lungren (R) 3,407,927 46.8% Arlo Smith (D) 3,379,021 46.4% 499,249 [+] 6.9% 7,286,197
1990 CON 34% Gray Davis* (D) 4,153,534 56.1% Matt Fong (R) 2,700,696 36.5% 546,997 [+] 7.4% 7,401,227
1990 INS 33% John Garamendi (D) 3,770,717 52.2% Wes Bannister (R) 2,736,577 37.9% 713,146 [+] 9.9% 7,220,440
1990 LG 34% Leo McCarthy* (D) 3,874,308 51.3% Marian Bergeson (R) 3,186,508 42.2% 493,484 [+] 6.5% 7,554,300
1990 SOS 34% March Fong Eu* (D) 3,864,151 51.7% Joan Milke Flores (R) 3,032,755 40.6% 578,577 [+] 7.7% 7,475,483
1990 TRE 33% Kathleen Brown (D) 3,579,389 48.7% Thomas Hayes* (R) 3,347,614 45.5% 425,739 [+] 5.8% 7,352,742
1986 AG 35% John Van de Kamp* (D) 4,691,142 66.0% Bruce Gleason (R) 2,118,627 29.8% 298,907 [+] 4.2% 7,108,676
1986 CON 35% Gray Davis* (D) 3,673,432 51.5% Bill Campbell (R) 3,149,359 44.1% 312,370 [+] 4.4% 7,135,161
1986 LG 36% Leo McCarthy* (D) 3,957,831 53.9% Mike Curb (R) 3,118,758 42.5% 261,535 [+] 3.6% 7,338,124
1986 SOS 36% March Fong Eu* (D) 4,971,230 68.2% Bruce Nestande (R) 1,980,864 27.2% 341,050 [+] 4.7% 7,293,144
1986 TRE 33% Jess Unruh* (D) 5,589,633 82.7% Ray Cullen (Lbt) 569,280 8.4% 597,633 [+] 8.8% 6,756,546
1982 AG 41% John Van de Kamp (D) 4,015,953 52.8% George Nicholson (R) 3,141,996 41.3% 444,084 [+] 5.8% 7,602,033
1982 CON 41% Kenneth Cory* (D) 4,244,801 56.6% James Flournoy (R) 2,776,973 37.0% 479,268 [+] 6.4% 7,501,042
1982 LG 42% Leo McCarthy (D) 4,001,839 52.2% Carol Hallett (R) 3,381,861 44.1% 280,776 [+] 3.7% 7,664,476
1982 SOS 41% March Fong Eu* (D) 4,586,121 60.5% Gordon Duffy (R) 2,634,541 34.8% 355,264 [+] 4.7% 7,575,926
1982 TRE 41% Jess Unruh* (D) 4,436,759 59.3% Donald French (R) 2,649,914 35.4% 397,295 [+] 5.3% 7,483,968
1978 AG 46% George Deukmejian (R) 3,558,329 52.9% Yvonne Burke (D) 2,923,432 43.4% 246,842 [+] 3.7% 6,728,603
1978 CON 44% Kenneth Cory* (D) 3,921,593 60.5% James Ware (R) 2,125,661 32.8% 436,134 [+] 6.7% 6,483,388
1978 LG 46% Mike Curb (R) 3,493,980 51.6% Mervyn Dymally* (D) 2,928,329 43.3% 343,263 [+] 5.1% 6,765,572
1978 SOS 45% March Fong Eu* (D) 4,104,695 62.5% Jay Margosian (R) 1,982,145 30.2% 482,133 [+] 7.3% 6,568,973
1978 TRE 44% Jess Unruh* (D) 3,819,563 58.7% Donald French (R) 2,298,605 35.3% 390,381 [+] 6.0% 6,508,549
1974 AG 44% Evelle Younger* (R) 3,312,125 55.0% William Norris (D) 2,707,998 45.0% 2,157 0.0% 6,022,280
1974 CON 43% Kenneth Cory (D) 2,942,512 49.6% Bill Bagley (R) 2,624,085 44.2% 366,949 [+] 6.2% 5,933,546
1974 LG 44% Mervyn Dymally (D) 2,986,537 49.2% John Harmer* (R) 2,812,636 46.3% 272,879 [+] 4.5% 6,072,052
1974 SOS 44% March Fong Eu (D) 3,491,292 57.9% Brian Van Camp (R) 2,199,516 36.5% 335,786 [+] 5.6% 6,026,594
1974 TRE 44% Jess Unruh (D) 3,144,124 52.5% John Kehoe (R) 2,565,124 42.8% 281,523 [+] 4.7% 5,990,771
1970 AG 50% Evelle Younger (R) 3,140,087 49.3% Charles O'Brien (D) 3,053,916 47.9% 177,716 [+] 2.8% 6,371,719
1970 CON 50% Houston Flournoy* (R) 3,784,024 60.2% Ronald Cameron (D) 2,348,098 37.4% 149,961 [+] 2.4% 6,282,083
1970 LG 51% Ed Reinecke* (R) 3,521,065 54.8% Alfred Alquist (D) 2,718,904 42.3% 186,703 [+] 2.9% 6,426,672
1970 SOS 51% Jerry Brown (D) 3,234,788 50.4% James Flournoy (R) 2,926,613 45.6% 255,022 [+] 4.0% 6,416,423
1970 TRE 50% Ivy Baker Priest* (R) 3,693,388 58.3% Milton Gordon (D) 2,522,536 39.8% 120,474 [+] 1.9% 6,336,398
1966 AG 55% Thomas Lynch* (D) 3,375,334 53.8% Spencer Williams (R) 2,901,840 46.2% 0 0.0% 6,277,174
1966 CON 55% Houston Flournoy (R) 3,186,455 50.5% Alan Cranston* (D) 3,125,070 49.5% 0 0.0% 6,311,525
1966 LG 56% Robert Finch (R) 3,834,978 59.8% Glenn Anderson* (D) 2,578,887 40.2% 0 0.0% 6,413,865
1966 SOS 54% Frank Jordan* (R) 3,481,016 55.6% Norbert Schlei (D) 2,777,445 44.4% 0 0.0% 6,258,461
1966 TRE 55% Ivy Baker Priest (R) 3,203,367 51.1% Bert Betts* (D) 3,069,660 48.9% 0 0.0% 6,273,027
1962 AG 54% Stanley Mosk* (D) 3,179,795 56.1% Tom Coakley (R) 2,491,900 43.9% 0 0.0% 5,671,695
1962 CON 54% Alan Cranston* (D) 3,372,691 60.2% Bruce Reagan (R) 2,114,377 37.7% 120,056 [+] 2.1% 5,607,124
1962 LG 55% Glenn Anderson* (D) 2,957,640 51.4% George Christopher (R) 2,793,957 48.6% 0 0.0% 5,751,597
1962 SOS 53% Frank Jordan* (R) 3,210,438 57.9% Don Rose (D) 2,337,458 42.1% 0 0.0% 5,547,896
1962 TRE 53% Bert Betts* (D) 3,052,970 55.0% John Busterud (R) 2,383,669 43.0% 110,552 [+] 2.0% 5,547,191
*: incumbent               +: ran on additional party lines
Type: AG: Attorney General; CON: Controller; INS: Insurance Commissioner; LG: Lt. Governor; SOS: Secretary of State; TRE: Treasurer
italics: special election

Voter Registration Data for California

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YearTotalRepublicanDemocratOtherR/D EdgeR/D Edge %VAPOP %
2022 21,940,274 5,232,094 23.8% 10,283,258 46.9% 6,424,922 29.3% Dem +5,051,164 Dem +23.0% 73%
2020 22,047,448 5,334,323 24.2% 10,170,317 46.1% 6,542,808 29.7% Dem +4,835,994 Dem +21.9% 73%
2018 19,696,371 4,735,054 24.0% 8,557,427 43.4% 6,403,890 32.5% Dem +3,822,373 Dem +19.4% 66%
2016 19,411,771 5,048,398 26.0% 8,720,417 44.9% 5,642,956 29.1% Dem +3,672,019 Dem +18.9% 66%
2014 17,803,823 5,005,422 28.1% 7,708,683 43.3% 5,089,718 28.6% Dem +2,703,261 Dem +15.2% 62%
2012 18,245,970 5,356,608 29.4% 7,966,422 43.7% 4,922,940 27.0% Dem +2,609,814 Dem +14.3% 64%
2010 17,286,883 5,361,875 31.0% 7,620,240 44.1% 4,304,768 24.9% Dem +2,258,365 Dem +13.1% 62%
2008 17,367,091 5,428,052 31.3% 7,683,495 44.2% 4,255,544 24.5% Dem +2,255,443 Dem +13.0% 64%
2006 15,837,108 5,436,314 34.3% 6,727,908 42.5% 3,672,886 23.2% Dem +1,291,594 Dem +8.2% 59%
2004 16,557,273 5,745,518 34.7% 7,120,425 43.0% 3,691,330 22.3% Dem +1,374,907 Dem +8.3% 64%
2002 15,167,159 5,344,953 35.2% 6,775,439 44.7% 3,046,767 20.1% Dem +1,430,486 Dem +9.4% 60%
2000 15,707,307 5,485,492 34.9% 7,134,601 45.4% 3,087,214 19.7% Dem +1,649,109 Dem +10.5% 64%
1998 14,605,407 5,225,686 35.8% 6,830,530 46.8% 2,549,191 17.5% Dem +1,604,844 Dem +11.0% 61%
1996 15,662,075 5,704,536 36.4% 7,387,504 47.2% 2,570,035 16.4% Dem +1,682,968 Dem +10.7% 66%
1994 14,723,184 5,472,391 37.2% 7,219,635 49.0% 2,031,158 13.8% Dem +1,747,244 Dem +11.9% 64%
1992 15,101,473 5,593,355 37.0% 7,410,914 49.1% 2,097,204 13.9% Dem +1,817,559 Dem +12.0% 67%
1990 13,478,027 5,290,202 39.3% 6,671,747 49.5% 1,516,078 11.2% Dem +1,381,545 Dem +10.3% 61%
1986 12,833,920 4,912,581 38.3% 6,524,496 50.8% 1,396,843 10.9% Dem +1,611,915 Dem +12.6% 64%
VAPOP% is the estimated percentage of voting age population that is registered.
Registration data may include "inactive" voters.   Data for each year pertains to the November elections.

Partisan Legislative Composition for California

YearU.S. House
RepDemOther
2022 12 40 0
2020 11 42 0
2018 7 46 0
2016 14 39 0
2014 14 39 0
2012 15 38 0
2010 19 34 0
2008 19 34 0
2006 19 34 0
2004 20 33 0
2002 20 33 0
2000 20 32 0
1998 24 28 0
1996 23 29 0
1994 25 27 0
1992 22 30 0
1990 19 26 0
1988 18 27 0
1986 18 27 0
1984 18 27 0
1982 17 28 0
1980 21 22 0
1978 17 26 0
1976 14 29 0
1974 15 28 0
1972 20 23 0
1970 18 20 0
1968 17 21 0
1966 17 21 0
1964 15 23 0
1962 13 25 0
1960 14 16 0
1958 14 16 0
1956 17 13 0
1954 19 11 0
1952 19 11 0
1950 13 10 0
1948 13 10 0
1946 14 9 0
1944 7 16 0
1942 11 12 0
1940 9 11 0
1938 8 12 0
1936 4 16 0
YearState Senate
RepDemOther
2022 8 32 0
2020 9 31 0
2018 11 29 0
2016 [1] 13 27 0
2014 14 26 0
2012 11 29 0
2010 15 25 0
2008 15 25 0
2006 15 25 0
2004 15 25 0
2002 15 25 0
2000 14 26 0
1998 15 25 0
1996 16 23 1
1994 17 21 2
1992 15 23 2
1990 14 25 1
1988 14 24 1
1986 14 24 1
1984 15 25 0
1982 15 25 0
1980 14 26 0
1978 14 26 0
1976 12 28 0
1974 15 25 0
1972 [2] 20 20 0
1970 19 21 0
1968 21 19 0
1966 19 21 0
1964 13 27 0
1962 13 27 0
1960 10 30 0
1958 14 26 0
1956 [3] 20 20 0
1954 22 18 0
1952 29 11 0
1950 28 12 0
1948 26 14 0
1946 24 20 0
1944 24 20 0
1942 24 16 0
1940 24 16 0
1938 21 19 0
1936 25 15 0
YearState House
RepDemOther
2022 18 62 0
2020 19 60 1
2018 [4] 20 60 0
2016 25 55 0
2014 28 52 0
2012 25 55 0
2010 28 52 0
2008 29 50 1
2006 32 48 0
2004 32 48 0
2002 32 48 0
2000 30 50 0
1998 32 47 1
1996 37 43 0
1994 [5] 41 39 0
1992 32 48 0
1990 34 46 0
1988 33 47 0
1986 36 44 0
1984 33 47 0
1982 32 48 0
1980 33 47 0
1978 30 50 0
1976 23 57 0
1974 25 55 0
1972 29 51 0
1970 37 43 0
1968 41 39 0
1966 38 42 0
1964 31 49 0
1962 28 52 0
1960 33 47 0
1958 33 47 0
1956 42 38 0
1954 47 23 0
1952 53 27 0
1950 47 33 0
1948 45 35 0
1946 48 32 0
1944 42 37 1
1942 44 36 0
1940 38 42 0
1938 36 44 0
1936 33 47 0
The partisan breakdowns shown are ones which took effect following the general elections in the specified year.

[1] Democratic Senator Josh Newman was recalled and replaced by Republican Ling Ling Chang (14 R, 26 D).
[2] Democrat James Mills continued as Senate President.
[3] A Democrat, Hugh Burns, was elected Senate President.
[4] Republican Assemblyman Brian Maienschein switched to the Democratic Party (19 R, 61 D); Republican Assemblyman Chad Mayes left the Republican party and registered as an independent (18 R, 61 D, 1 I).
[5] Democrat Willie Brown continued as Speaker for the first half of 1995 with the support of an Republican-turned-Independent, Paul Horcher, and two Republicans, and those two Republicans, Doris Allen and Brian Setencich, each served as Speaker for three months the second half of 1995. Republican Curt Pringle was then selected as Speaker in 1996 after the Independent and two Republicans were recalled and/or removed from office.

Source for state legislature data and notations: Wikipedia