Hayes, MN Voting


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Hayes, MN is a small rural town in the heart of Minnesota. The politics in Hayes are largely centered around local issues such as education, public safety, and economic development. Local politicians are focused on finding solutions for the community that appeal to all residents of Hayes. In recent years, there have been several local initiatives to improve the quality of life in Hayes including making improvements to the town’s infrastructure and promoting job growth. Many of these initiatives have been successful and have contributed to the continued success of Hayes as a small rural community. Residents of Hayes take pride in their town and support their local politicians who strive to make it even better.

The political climate in Hayes, MN is strongly conservative.

Swift County, MN is strongly conservative. In Swift County, MN 34.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 63.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Swift county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 63.9% to 34.4%.
Swift county voted Republican in the two most recent Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in the previous four.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Hayes, MN is strongly conservative.

Swift County, Minnesota is strongly 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.

Hayes, Minnesota: d 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 Hayes, MN

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 30 contributions totaling $1,874 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $62 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 21 contributions totaling $4,835 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $230 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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