Sandnes, MN Voting


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Sandnes, Minnesota is a small town in the United States with a population of around 10,000 people. The local political scene in Sandnes is known for its vibrant and diverse atmosphere. The city council and mayor are responsible for making decisions that affect the entire community. The current mayor is Steven Smith, who was elected in 2017 and serves a four-year term. The city council consists of six members elected to serve four-year terms. Each member represents one of the six wards within Sandnes.
The political landscape in Sandnes is characterized by active participation from all segments of the community. Issues concerning taxes, public safety, infrastructure maintenance, economic development, and environmental protection are discussed regularly at city hall meetings and through campaigns by both local candidates and those running for state or federal offices. Political parties play an important role as well, fielding candidates from their respective slates during elections. Several grassroots organizations have emerged in recent years such as The Sandnes Citizens’ Coalition which focuses on issues such as health care reform and education policy reform.
In summary, Sandnes has a lively political environment where citizens can come together to discuss local issues and engage with their representatives to ensure that their voices are heard when decisions are made about their community.

The political climate in Sandnes, MN is very conservative.

Yellow Medicine County, MN is very conservative. In Yellow Medicine County, MN 30.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 67.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Yellow Medicine county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 67.5% to 30.5%.
Yellow Medicine county voted Republican in five of the last six Presidential elections (2008 went Democratic).

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Sandnes, MN is very conservative.

Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota 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.

Sandnes, Minnesota: r r d 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 Sandnes, MN

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 54 contributions totaling $2,950 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $55 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 85 contributions totaling $4,373 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $51 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Politics Voting
Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Politics Voting
Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Politics Voting History
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