From the beginning of the campaign,
Far-right nativism has defined the agenda. Here's why it could backfire—badly. here
In California Prop 187 won overwhelmingly with 59 percent of the vote and Pete Wilson won re-election handily. But while Republicans were high-fiving each other over their great victory, the court issued an immediate stay of the proposition and the Latino community in California began to protest and organize. And they also began, in great numbers, to vote Democratic. The fallout from Prop 187 and a few subsequent anti-immigrant proposals decimated the Republican Party in California.