I second what FMJ mentioned about some areas still being conservative. Im fortunate enough to live in the central valley, and if you didn't know better, you'd be hard pressed to believe you were in CA based on the politics of the population. At least here I can get a CCW
I guess to a certain degree it mimics the rest of the country, with the coasts and large population centers being liberal, but the vast majority of the geographical area is awash in blue/conservative. Here we have LA and San Francisco with their liberal mindset, but the vast majority (geographically) of the rest of the state is much mire conservative, but for a few urban areas. But regardless, the urban population centers control the rest of the state.