Elections are all about votes, numbers, and percentages. For example... 270... the Electoral College votes needed to elect a U.S. President. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen must dream about votes and numbers ... and counting votes. Her office has released a fact sheet regarding the November 2012 General Election in California. Take a good look at those numbers, but before you do, know that the 18 million plus registered voters is an all-time high in California. That's 950,000 new voters since the 2008 Presidential election. All those new voters plus a huge number of vote-by-mail ballots may turn Election Night... into Election Week according to some elections observers. Also, you'll see Republicans have now fallen below 30% registration in the Golden State. Looks like California is staying "Blue" for some time and the GOP has their work cut out for them. Nearly 21% of those registered declined a party preference and they'll be the most courted voters in California.