Destin, Florida 

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Politics & Voting in Destin, Florida

The Political Climate in Destin, FL is Leaning conservative.

Okaloosa County, FL is Moderately conservative. In Okaloosa County, FL 23.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 70.4% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.3% voted Independent.

Okaloosa county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Okaloosa county remained very strongly Republican, 70.4% to 23.3%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Destin, FL is Leaning conservative

Okaloosa County, Florida is Moderately conservative.

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin Metro Area is Moderately conservative.

Florida is Leaning 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.

Destin, Florida: 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 Destin, FL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 733 contributions totaling $78,599 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $107 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 840 contributions totaling $373,805 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $445 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Destin    12 Reviews
    Redneck mekha - 3/7/2018
    I knew about rednecks in this country only from South Park cartoon. I lived in a trashy places like Texas and Ohio, I used to think these were bad places to live. This... Read More

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    Crime on the Rise in Destin/New Sheriff takes away - 2/9/2013
    Having owned a home for many years, it has become increasingly known that crime is on the rise here. Due to it being a tourist area, the local media, sheriff dpt. has... Read More

    wanting to move there - 1/25/2013
    if anyone could help me move there i would help them the best i could do my number is 812- 344-8294 and my name is curtis im 48 and honest and hard... Read More


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