Richmond, KY Voting


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Richmond, KY is an up and coming city situated in the heart of Kentucky. It is a place that values community and history, and it also has an important role to play in local politics. The local government in Richmond is composed of a mayor-council form of government consisting of six council members and the mayor. Each year, citizens can elect new representatives to their local government through a nonpartisan election process. In addition to voting for three at-large members of the City Council, citizens are able to cast ballots for one member from each district. Each representative serves four-year terms with elections held every two years. The Mayor serves a four-year term, and is elected in May of each year. As citizens participate actively in their local politics, Richmond strives to stay connected with its vibrant history while embracing modern initiatives for a better future.

The political climate in Richmond, KY is somewhat conservative.

Madison County, KY is strongly conservative. In Madison County, KY 35.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 62.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Madison county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 62.2% to 35.4%.
Madison county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Richmond, KY is somewhat conservative.

Madison County, Kentucky is strongly conservative.

Richmond-Berea Metro Area is very 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.

Richmond, Kentucky: 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 Richmond, KY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 6,964 contributions totaling $630,303 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $91 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,391 contributions totaling $330,030 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $237 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Madison County, Kentucky Politics Voting
Madison County, Kentucky Politics Voting
Madison County, Kentucky Politics Voting History
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Over 6 years ago

Keep this between us... Richmond is a hidden gem. A small university town close to a large city (Lexington is 30 minutes away) and less than two hour from very large  More

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For a smallish town, Richmond offers a convenient location and great small restaurants. Fortunately it is also wedged between Lexington and little Berea, both with more  More

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Over 15 years ago

Major university town of small size (30,000), and conveniently located 30 miles from Lexington,  More

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