Posted on May 24, 2016 in News

In California, Democratic voter registration numbers spiked when the presumptive GOP nominee dominated the news cycle.

An excerpt:

By Daniel Strauss –

When the deadline to register to vote in California’s June 7 primary closes Monday evening, Democrats are expected to be the big winners. The party has enjoyed a dramatic spike in registration since the beginning of the year — and they have Donald Trump to thank for it…

“To many people this campaign has become very personal. There’s a crusade involved to many people. And there’s an effort to prove Donald Trump wrong and this has taken on a different dimension for a lot of voters,” California Rep. Xavier Becerra, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said in an interview with POLITICO on Monday.

“There are no guarantees, but this could be a harbinger of what happened with a lot of folks who are already registered but not necessarily frequent voters. This could signal a wave that’s coming. It could mean it’s a change election. I suspect it’s not just in the state of California where this is being felt.”

Becerra added: “Sometimes you need something to make people want to get out there, and here you have the case of this election where I think it’s become a very personal experience for a lot of people.”