Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 

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Politics & Voting in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

The Political Climate in Lexington, KY is Somewhat liberal.

Fayette County, KY is Moderately liberal. In Fayette County, KY 59.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 38.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Fayette county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 59.2% to 38.5%.
Fayette county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Lexington, KY is Somewhat liberal

Fayette County, Kentucky is Moderately liberal.

Lexington-Fayette Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

Kentucky is Strongly 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.

Lexington, Kentucky: r r d d d 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 Lexington, KY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 28,369 contributions totaling $6,755,584 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $238 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 7,650 contributions totaling $7,928,980 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,036 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

FAYETTE COUNTY, KENTUCKY POLITICS VOTING
FAYETTE COUNTY, KENTUCKY POLITICS VOTING
FAYETTE COUNTY, KENTUCKY POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Lexington-Fayette    60 Reviews
    You aint from around here - 2/19/2020
    I have lived here now for over five years, originally from the west coast and here is my top 10 for why you should NOT move here. #1 The Culture: They have none, it... Read More

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    Lived Here All My Life - 10/2/2015
    Lexington is a nice place to live, I cannot deny that. It is beautiful in all 4 seasons although I hate the winters. The ice and snow can be very bad and it destroys my... Read More

    civil rights infractions religious and a hostile w - 9/7/2015
    The GREAT STATE OF KENTUCKY HAS FROM THE GOVENOR DOWN THE POLITICAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT BY PUTING EMPLOYEE IN JAIL AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE YES GAY MARIAGE IS THE LAW. B... Read More


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