Montgomery, AL Voting


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Montgomery, AL is the state capital of Alabama and has a long and rich history in politics. It has been the site of major civil rights events such as the Selma to Montgomery march. It also boasts a strong legislative base that helps ensure that its citizens' voices are heard on local, state, and national issues. The city is home to a number of local elected officials who are tasked with representing their constituents in city government. These include members of the mayor's office, the City Council, State Representatives, and members of Congress from Alabama's Third Congressional District. All these individuals work together to ensure that Montgomery remains a thriving city with a bright future ahead.

The political climate in Montgomery, AL is moderately liberal.

Montgomery County, AL is strongly liberal. In Montgomery County, AL 65.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 33.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Montgomery county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 65.1% to 33.6%.
Montgomery county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Montgomery, AL is moderately liberal.

Montgomery County, Alabama is strongly liberal.

Montgomery Metro Area is leaning liberal.

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.

Montgomery, Alabama: d d D D D D

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 Montgomery, AL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 7,714 contributions totaling $1,330,531 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $172 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 5,832 contributions totaling $7,042,447 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,208 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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Over 3 years ago

Overall, I rate Montgomery as a decent city--not great but not awful. Before moving here in 1984, I lived in Houston, Texas, Little Rock, Arkansas, Tallahassee, Florida,  More

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Over 5 years ago

This city is too  More

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Let's see, something, anything, nice to say about this place. Well, the property taxes are low, as is the cost of living, BUT...that's because it's a sh!thole town and  More

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