Louisville, KY Voting


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Louisville, Kentucky has a strong political history. This city is home to many passionate and involved citizens who care deeply about their community. As the largest city in Kentucky, Louisville is home to the state’s capitol of Frankfort and is host to numerous political meetings, events, and rallies throughout the year. In recent years, Louisville has seen its fair share of local political campaigns that have included both city council races as well as mayoral elections. The residents of Louisville take these elections very seriously and strive to make sure their voices are heard when it comes to making important decisions that will shape the future of their city. With each election season, new leaders emerge from within the community who bring fresh perspectives and ideas to help Louisville thrive in an ever-changing world.

The political climate in Louisville, KY is somewhat liberal.

Jefferson County, KY is moderately liberal. In Jefferson County, KY 58.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 38.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Jefferson county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 58.9% to 38.8%.
Jefferson county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Louisville, KY is somewhat liberal.

Jefferson County, Kentucky is moderately liberal.

Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Area is leaning conservative.

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.

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

Louisville, Kentucky: d d 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 Louisville, KY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 71,668 contributions totaling $13,504,802 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $188 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 19,569 contributions totaling $11,495,559 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $587 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Jefferson County, Kentucky Politics Voting
Jefferson County, Kentucky Politics Voting
Jefferson County, Kentucky Politics Voting History
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I've lived in Louisville for 68 years it's one of the best cities to live in. The worse thing about Louisville is how much it has grown. Crime has increased in downtown  More

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Over 3 years ago

I spent a day in Louisville as a tourist. Horrible. Nothing to see. Kind of decrepited. I wished I'd skipped it  More

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Over 3 years ago

Love/miss Louisville! Not to big, not to small. JUST PERFECT!  More

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