California, as a whole, did not vote for Trump. What are the implications for a liberal state?
….For all the forces arrayed against Trump in California, the federal government has several relatively easy ways to punish a rogue state. “We’re screwed,” glumly concludes University of Southern California political scientist Sherry Bebitch Jeffe when [asked how] she reacted to Trump’s win. All the “California resistance” rhetoric aside, she argues convincingly that the state needs the federal government much more than many will acknowledge. It doesn’t help, she says, that California did nothing for Trump, who carefully files away all instances of insult and injury. “We don’t have much leverage right now,” she says.
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