Republican politicians, even in non-partisan races, dominate Hesperia politics and Victor Valley and High Desert politics. But the GOP doesn't dominate among the actual voters -- and in some areas, the Democrats predominate.
As of Monday, April 12, there are 791,088 total registered voters in San Bernardino County, including 317,102 registered Democrats (or 40 percent of registered voters), 296,747 registered Republicans (or 37.5 percent), 143,672 voters who decline to state a preference (or 18 percent), along with voters registered to smaller parties.
In Hesperia -- one of the Victor Valley's red cities -- there are 33,532 total registered voters, including 11,929 registered Democrats, 13,534 registered Republicans and 6,322 voters who decline to state a preference.
In Adelanto -- a blue-leaning city -- there are 7,641 total registered voters, including 3,751 registered Democrats, 1,908 registered Republicans and 1,606 voters who declined to state a preference.
Apple Valley is the Victor Valley's largest Republican stronghold, with 33,087 total registered voters, 10,155 registered Democrats, 15,693 registered Republicans and 5,593 voters who declined to state a preference.
In Barstow, there are 8,325 total registered voters, including 3,535 registered Democrats, 2,561 registered Republicans and 1,797 voters who declined to state a preference.
Republicans outnumber Democrats in the Lucerne Valley area, where there are 2,616 total registered voters, including 811 registered Democrats, 1,108 registered Republicans and 482 voters who declined to state a preference.
They also predominate in Phelan, where there are 5,811 total registered voters, 1,581 registered Democrats, 2,784 registered Republicans and 1,073 voters who declined to state a preference.
But things are very different in Victorville, the Victor Valley's largest city and the region's Democratic stronghold: Out of 37,497 total voters, 16,251 of them are registered Democrats, 12,381 are registered Republicans and 7,143 Victorville voters declined to state a preference.
Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 760-956-7108 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Hesperia.Star