Huntsville, AL is a thriving city that is home to many diverse political groups. It has a strong presence in state and local government, with elected officials representing the city in both the House of Representatives and Senate. Huntsville also has numerous organizations dedicated to furthering the cause of politics in its area such as The Huntsville-Madison County Democratic Party, The Huntsville Republican Committee, and The League of Women Voters. Each organization works to educate citizens on current political events and issues while working to get their chosen candidate elected. Through these efforts, Huntsville continues to expand civic engagement and build relationships between politicians and constituents.
The political climate in Huntsville, AL is leaning conservative.
Madison County, AL is leaning conservative. In Madison County, AL 44.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 52.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.4% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Madison county remained moderately Republican, 52.8% to 44.8%.
Madison county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Huntsville, AL is leaning conservative.
Madison County, Alabama is leaning conservative.
Huntsville Metro Area is somewhat conservative.
Alabama is strongly conservative.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
Huntsville, Alabama: R R R R R r
How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R).
Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.
Here's the VoteWord for Iowa d r d d r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.
Individual Campaign Contributions in Huntsville, AL
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 37,197 contributions totaling $4,173,559 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $112 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 16,836 contributions totaling $6,521,356 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $387 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)