The Orange County Register has an interesting piece reporting on the dramatic decline in fortunes for the Republican Party in affluent Orange County, California. Once a solid GOP bedrock in California, a growing immigration voting population in the county has significantly helped Democrats.

The story is also interesting in that the data is supplied by the anti-immigrant Center for Immigration Studies which, based on quotes in the story, is pushing out the data in order to send the message to Republicans that they better stop immigrants from coming to the US because they'll all eventually become Democrats and vote you out. Of course, many of the more enlightened in the GOP realize that the Latino population expansion will happen regardless and it's better to go after those voters rather than surrender their allegiance.