Lewes, Delaware 

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Politics & Voting in Lewes, Delaware

The Political Climate in Lewes, DE is Leaning conservative.

Sussex County, DE is Somewhat conservative. In Sussex County, DE 37.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 59.0% voted Republican, and the remaining 3.9% voted Independent.

Sussex county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Sussex county remained strongly Republican, 59.0% to 37.1%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Lewes, DE is Leaning conservative

Sussex County, Delaware is Somewhat conservative.

Salisbury Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

Delaware is Moderately liberal.

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.

Lewes, Delaware: 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 Lewes, DE

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 2,156 contributions totaling $296,482 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $138 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 630 contributions totaling $127,084 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $202 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SUSSEX COUNTY, DELAWARE POLITICS VOTING
SUSSEX COUNTY, DELAWARE POLITICS VOTING
SUSSEX COUNTY, DELAWARE POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Lewes    4 Reviews
    Excellent place to live and retire to - 1/17/2018
    I moved to Lewes in 2009 and it has been a great experience so far. Sussex County has the lowest property taxes in the state and Delaware has no sales tax making it a... Read More

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    An excellent choice for retireees - 12/2/2014
    Lewes has so much to offer for retirees! It has a great library, wonderful classes for lifelong education (through the Osher Institute, affiliated with U.D.), and a town... Read More

    Low taxes abound! - 12/23/2010
    I've lived in Lewes, Delaware practically my whole life and love it here. It’s a tight-knit community that really focuses on one another. Lewes frequently tops the... Read More


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