Excelsior, MI Voting


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Excelsior, MI is a small town located in the south-eastern part of Michigan. It is known for its quaint downtown district, scenic lakefronts, and local festivals. The population of Excelsior is around 1,800 people and it is governed by an elected mayor and city council. Since Excelsior has such a small population, there are only three candidates for each election cycle. All candidates have a strong presence within the community and strive to better the area for all residents. The political atmosphere in Excelsior is one that fosters open dialogue and encourages citizens to get involved. Residents here take pride in their town and often participate in local initiatives such as park clean-ups or volunteer events. They also come out to show their support during election season as they believe that their vote matters and can make a real difference in the community.

The political climate in Excelsior, MI is strongly conservative.

Kalkaska County, MI is very conservative. In Kalkaska County, MI 28.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 69.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Kalkaska county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 69.9% to 28.2%.
Kalkaska county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Excelsior, MI is strongly conservative.

Kalkaska County, Michigan is very conservative.

Traverse City Metro Area is leaning 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.

Excelsior, Michigan: 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 Excelsior, MI

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 862 contributions totaling $56,474 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $66 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 96 contributions totaling $8,718 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $91 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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