Athens, MO Voting


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Athens, MO is a small town located in Texas County, Missouri. It is the county seat and has a population of 893 as of the 2010 census. The local government consists of a Mayor and six Aldermen who are elected by the people of Athens. They work together to ensure that the needs of the community are met and that all citizens have their voices heard. There is also an Athens City Council which meets regularly to discuss any issues and concerns facing Athens, as well as any other matters related to local government. The City Council works closely with the Mayor and Aldermen to make sure that all decisions are made with the best interests of municipal residents in mind. Additionally, Athens is served by several state representatives who work to represent their constituents in Jefferson City on legislation that affects our community. All local political candidates strive to make Athens a better place for its citizens, providing its residents with strong public safety services, job opportunities, recreational activities, and more.

The political climate in Athens, MO is strongly conservative.

Gentry County, MO is very conservative. In Gentry County, MO 18.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 79.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Gentry county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 79.7% to 18.9%.
Gentry county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Athens, MO is strongly conservative.

Gentry County, Missouri is very conservative.

Missouri is somewhat conservative.

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.

Athens, Missouri: 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 Athens, MO

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 22 contributions totaling $1,820 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $83 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 17 contributions totaling $2,210 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $130 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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