How would you describe California's political geography? Is it such that the coastal regions are liberal and the inland valley regions are more conservative?

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If you look at the map in the link below, you can find the answer to this question.  The map is on the right at the top of the page, but it may take a moment to load.

In general, California follows a basic rule that is true in many American states.  In many states, urban areas are much more liberal than rural areas in the same state.  This is true, for example, in Washington, where the Seattle area and other fairly urban areas on the coast are rather liberal and the more rural areas inland are much more conservative.  The same is true in Illinois where the Chicagoland area tends to vote Democratic while the rest of the state, which is much more rural, tends to vote Republican.

With this information, you should be able to determine the answer to this question, because California is definitely divided into urban areas that tend to be liberal and rural areas that tend to be conservative.

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