Mount Vernon, Illinois 

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Politics & Voting in Mount Vernon, Illinois

The Political Climate in Mount Vernon, IL is Moderately conservative.

Jefferson County, IL is Very conservative. In Jefferson County, IL 26.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 71.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.0% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Jefferson county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 71.6% to 26.4%.
Jefferson county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Mount Vernon, IL is Moderately conservative

Jefferson County, Illinois is Very conservative.

Mount Vernon Metro Area is Very conservative.

Illinois 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Mount Vernon, Illinois: 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 Mount Vernon, IL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,368 contributions totaling $128,620 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $94 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,288 contributions totaling $783,448 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $608 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
JEFFERSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
JEFFERSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Mount Vernon    4 Reviews
    One of the worst places I've ever lived. - 1/13/2016
    The cost of living is good here and there are some nice neighborhoods. There isn't much to do here unless you like to drink in bars or eat fast food. There is only one... Read More

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    Wish I didn't live here!! - 2/8/2012
    It's a very boring place with no chance of... Read More

    Poor Schools, Few Jobs, No Growth - 8/14/2009
    The cost of living is reasonable. The high school is in shambles. Visitors call it "the ghetto school". The politicians built a new 15-20 million dollar jail at... Read More


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