Billings, MI Voting


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The city of Billings, Michigan is a small town located in the southeast corner of the state. With a population of approximately 5,700, it is a close-knit community that values its local politics. The citizens of Billings are represented by their elected officials at the city, county and state levels. At the city level, citizens can choose from several members to serve on their City Council as well as vote for a Mayor who will represent them in matters involving municipal law and regulations. On the county level, residents elect Commissioners to oversee public services such as roads and water systems. At the state level, Billings sends representatives to Lansing in order to advocate for their interests in regards to issues like public education and healthcare. No matter how big or small an issue may be, all residents of Billings have a say in how their government works.

The political climate in Billings, MI is strongly conservative.

Gladwin County, MI is very conservative. In Gladwin County, MI 31.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 67.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Gladwin county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 67.7% to 31.0%.
Gladwin county voted Republican in five of the last six Presidential elections (2008 went Democratic).

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Billings, MI is strongly conservative.

Gladwin County, Michigan is very conservative.

Michigan is leaning liberal.

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.

Billings, Michigan: r r d 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 Billings, MI

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 77 contributions totaling $3,456 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $45 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 41 contributions totaling $5,496 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $134 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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