The West is being won–by Democrats.
The shift in a region already imbued with a libertarian spirit is the result of several factors. One is the growing number of people who are seeking a better quality of life by moving from more liberal states. Also, the expanding immigrant population is turned off by increasingly hard-line Republican immigration proposals.
“Look at the migration patterns,” said Sig Rogich, a Republican consultant in Las Vegas who worked on Reagan’s presidential campaigns. “You’re seeing the aftermath of a new generation of young men and women whose parents moved westward.”