- An audit of the state’s voter rolls found that 2,214 North Carolina registered voters were over the age of 110 years old.
- Most of these 110 year olds were registered as Democrats and appeared to live in four Democratic-controlled counties in the state.
- Some of these vibrant 110 year olds voted via absentee ballots which in itself is a little suspicious from a potential voter fraud perspective.
- This analysis from the Carolina Transparency project found that 631 of those identified were Democrats who were over the age of 112 and two voters who actually voted in an election a few years ago are over the age of 150, one was 154 years old and the other was 160 years old.
- 62% of California state roads have been rated as poor or mediocre.
- There have been significant cost overruns in the state’s high speed rail line effort before any track has even been laid.
- One third of San Francisco Bay area residents state they are hoping to leave at least that area soon.
- The total amount of in-state taxes are among the highest in the country.
- In addition to bad roads, the state’s education results rank near the bottom of all 50 states.
- Despite years of droughts, the state has not built a single new reservoir for a very long time.
- One out of every three U.S. welfare recipients live in California.
- About 25% of the state’s population lives below the poverty line.
- The state’s gas and electric costs are among the highest in the country.
- State union employee pension and medical programs are severely underfunded and facing insolvency.
- Half of the state’s tax revenue comes from a tiny, tiny group of ultra rich people, making the tax revenue stream vulnerable to outward migration of those ultra rich.
- One-third of California residents admitted to state hospitals for any causes suffer from diabetes, a sometimes-lethal disease often predicated on poor diet, lack of exercise, and excessive weight.
- Although San Francisco is one of the of the wealthiest areas of the state, multitudes of homeless people wander the city’s sidewalks.
- One in four residents of the state were not born in this country, placing heavy financial burdens on the state’s welfare programs.
- The state is devolving into a two tier society with an elite, wealthy tier along the coasts who are thriving off of the technology industry and the vast majority of other state residents in the rest of the state.
- Those on the coast can afford better roads, better schools, and better lives while the interior of the state residents are stuck with far less from life.
- As an example of this major societal disconnect, the article claims a house in Menlo Park on the coast would likely cost about $1,000 per square foot while a similar house three hours away in Madera would cost about $100 per square foot.
- Well intentioned and thought out ways to improve life have either been ignored by the political class in the state or struck down by liberal leaning state courts.
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