Fossum, MN Voting


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Fossum, MN is located in rural Minnesota and is home to a population of close to 500 people. The town government consists of an elected mayor, a city council, and various other appointed boards and commissions. Mayor Richard Jones has been the mayor since 2008 and has taken on many initiatives for the betterment of the community. These initiatives include improvements to local parks, updates to city infrastructure, and providing opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. The Fossum City Council meets regularly to discuss issues important to the townspeople such as public safety, economic development, environmental protection, and more. Additionally, Fossum has a long history of civic engagement with its citizens being actively involved in local politics. This includes volunteering for political campaigns as well as taking part in public forums where discussion groups meet to engage in thoughtful dialogue about current topics affecting the town. As a result of this active participation in politics, Fossum is continually striving to create an environment where all voices are heard and respected.

The political climate in Fossum, MN is moderately conservative.

Norman County, MN is somewhat conservative. In Norman County, MN 40.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 56.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.4% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Norman county remained very strongly Republican, 56.8% to 40.8%.
Norman county voted Republican again in 2020, after voting Democratic in 2012, 2008, and 2004.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Fossum, MN is moderately conservative.

Norman County, Minnesota is somewhat conservative.

Minnesota 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.

Fossum, Minnesota: r d D D 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 Fossum, MN

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 13 contributions totaling $5,950 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $458 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 33 contributions totaling $2,516 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $76 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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