Garden City township, MN Voting


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Garden City Township, MN is a small town located in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Although Garden City Township may be small in population size, it packs a powerful political punch. The township is made up of several wards that are each represented by two city council members who make decisions on matters such as budgets and land use regulations. Each ward also elects a mayor who works with the council to create policy that will benefit the community as a whole. Garden City Township is also served by several elected officials at the state level including representatives and senators who advocate for local interests in their legislative chambers. Beyond this, citizens are encouraged to get involved in local politics and make their voices heard on issues facing the township.

The political climate in Garden City township, MN is somewhat conservative.

Blue Earth County, MN is leaning liberal. In Blue Earth County, MN 50.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 46.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Blue Earth county flipped Democratic, 50.8% to 46.4%.
Blue Earth county flipped back Democratic in 2020, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2016.


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Garden City township, MN is somewhat conservative.


Blue Earth County, Minnesota is leaning liberal.

Mankato Metro Area is leaning liberal.

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.
VoteWord™

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Garden City township, Minnesota: r d D d r d

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 Garden City township, MN

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 40 contributions totaling $3,164 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $79 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 103 contributions totaling $39,861 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $387 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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