Paddock, MN Voting


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Paddock, MN is a small town with a lot of local political interest. Every year, the residents of Paddock come together to elect their town's representatives in local government positions. The citizens take pride in making sure their voices are heard and that the people they elect will help make decisions on their behalf. Political issues typically discussed include water rights, public safety, infrastructure improvement, and local business regulations. Residents also often discuss ways to improve the quality of life for everyone living in Paddock, such as working to make sure everyone has access to healthcare and education opportunities. Through these conversations and elections, Paddock works to create an open and inclusive community that supports its members in all aspects of life.

The political climate in Paddock, MN is very conservative.

Otter Tail County, MN is very conservative. In Otter Tail County, MN 32.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 65.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Otter Tail county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 65.4% to 32.9%.
Otter Tail county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Paddock, MN is very conservative.

Otter Tail County, Minnesota is very conservative.

Fergus Falls Metro Area is very 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.

Paddock, Minnesota: 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 Paddock, MN

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 37 contributions totaling $4,251 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $115 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 15 contributions totaling $2,630 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $175 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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