The number of registered Republicans in La Cañada Flintridge has been shrinking over the past six years, but local results for the Nov. 2 election suggest that voters who turned out to the polls were in a generally conservative mood.
If election results had been decided only by La Cañada voters, Meg Whitman would have trounced Gov.-elect Jerry Brown 58% to 39%, the Democratic near-sweep of other top state offices would have been a Republican one, and Carly Fiorina would be headed to Washington.
Proposition 25, which lowers the legislative requirement to pass a budget to a simple majority and received 54.7% statewide support, would have failed in a La Cañada-only vote with just 45% support.
And while Democratic state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino would have still kept his seat, his 64.2% margin of victory of young Tea Party challenger Alvaro Day would have dropped to a squeaker of 53%.
"Locally, we Republicans did a better job of mobilizing the vote," said La Cañada Flintridge Republican Committee Chairman Al Restivo.