Olathe, Kansas 

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Politics & Voting in Olathe, Kansas

The Political Climate in Olathe, KS is Leaning liberal.

Johnson County, KS is Somewhat liberal. In Johnson County, KS 52.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 44.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Johnson county flipped moderately Democratic, 52.7% to 44.5%.
Johnson county flipped Democratic after voting Republican in the previous five Presidential elections


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Olathe, KS is Leaning liberal

Johnson County, Kansas is Somewhat liberal.

Kansas City Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

Kansas is Somewhat 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Olathe, Kansas: R R r R r 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 Olathe, KS

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 5,275 contributions totaling $556,743 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $106 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,981 contributions totaling $676,812 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $342 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS POLITICS VOTING
JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS POLITICS VOTING
JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Olathe    15 Reviews
    Bedroom community, great schools, lacks diversity - 4/26/2019
    I've lived in Olathe for 12 years. Olathe is a quiet bedroom community with great schools. 21st Century program provides many career path choices at the high school... Read More

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    Redneck Hippie - 4/8/2018
    I'm just going to give it right to ya! Olathe is closer of a normal mid-class neighborhood than say; Overland Park$$$. And if you like hoe-down country style, go South... Read More

    In Johnson County, KS since 1977 - 6/2/2015
    Lived in Olathe since about 1980. I can say Olathe is a great place to make a living, live life etc. It's one of those places that the UPS driver can leave a package... Read More


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