There is still a significant libertarian (small-L) movement in the state of Mexifornia - in many different demographics not limited to 'Crat identity politics fantasies (they believe most people view the world like 'Crats do - through the lens of identity politics).
Statist tyranny does not sit well with a whole spectrum of diverse voters from all races, creeds and genders.
Leo Terrell, a former self-described liberal, has switched over to conservatism - he has known Elder for decades, used to debate him
and lose a lot). Eventually Elder sort-of helped him convert to sanity.