The O.C., Part 1: Diverse Democrats Monday, October 29, 2018 Orange County has long been a Republican stronghold, but the region is changing. Its growing diversity could boost Democratic efforts to win the House of Representatives — but only if more Latinos and Asians vote. Listen / Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Republicans have historically been more likely to vote than Democrats — especially in midterm elections. And in the battleground congressional districts of California’s Orange County, there are simply more of them. But the region is becoming more diverse, and younger. Both factors could help Democrats — if they can convince people who don’t usually cast ballots to give it a try this year.