This will go down as the year Orange County’s swing between Republicans and Democrats finally came to a stop and landed on the left.
Orange is no longer up for grabs.
We now look an awful lot like Palm Beach County — one of the state’s most heavily Democratic-leaning counties — but 10 degrees colder in the winter and no ocean view.
Last week’s election confirmed what many have seen coming for much of the past decade: The increase in voters who are either Hispanic, young or both is dramatic.
” ‘Dramatic’ is an understatement,” Orange County Republican Party Chairman Lew Oliver said.
OK, then: epic.