Fort Smith, Arkansas 

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Politics & Voting in Fort Smith, Arkansas

The Political Climate in Fort Smith, AR is Leaning conservative.

Sebastian County, AR is Somewhat conservative. In Sebastian County, AR 27.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 65.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 7.2% voted Independent.

Sebastian county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Sebastian county remained very strongly Republican, 65.3% to 27.6%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Fort Smith, AR is Leaning conservative

Sebastian County, Arkansas is Somewhat conservative.

Fort Smith Metro Area is Moderately conservative.

Arkansas is Very conservative.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Fort Smith, Arkansas: 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 candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-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 five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Fort Smith, AR

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 3,184 contributions totaling $330,710 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $104 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,601 contributions totaling $1,208,400 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $336 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, ARKANSAS POLITICS VOTING
SEBASTIAN COUNTY, ARKANSAS POLITICS VOTING
SEBASTIAN COUNTY, ARKANSAS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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