Lake Charles, Louisiana 

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Politics & Voting in Lake Charles, Louisiana

The Political Climate in Lake Charles, LA is Somewhat conservative.

Calcasieu County, LA is Very conservative. In Calcasieu County, LA 31.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 66.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.0% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Calcasieu parish remained overwhelmingly Republican, 66.6% to 31.4%.
Calcasieu county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Lake Charles, LA is Somewhat conservative

Calcasieu County, Louisiana is Very conservative.

Lake Charles Metro Area is Very conservative.

Louisiana is Moderately 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.

Lake Charles, Louisiana: 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 Lake Charles, LA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 9,142 contributions totaling $1,606,285 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $176 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 6,547 contributions totaling $5,366,163 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $820 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

CALCASIEU COUNTY, LOUISIANA POLITICS VOTING
CALCASIEU COUNTY, LOUISIANA POLITICS VOTING
CALCASIEU COUNTY, LOUISIANA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Lake Charles    33 Reviews
    Very tense atmosphere - 6/16/2021
    Lake Charles, Louisiana is one of the absolute creepiest cities in the USA. The people feel dead inside. They also seem to secretly hate each other. It is also an... Read More

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    clannish (feels like a cult) - 11/24/2020
    Beware reader, the city of Lake Charles is an absolute sh*thole. If you are traveling through I-10 you might want to skip this place. This place is the very worst of the... Read More

    Don't bother with it - 7/25/2020
    Don't waste your time here. Lake Charles is absolutely one of the worst cities in the United States in my opinion. I grew up here in the 1990s. It took me some time... Read More


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    70605 70601 70607 70615


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