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Politics & Voting in Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich political history. The city has many elected officials who work hard to ensure that the citizens of Kansas City have access to quality services and resources. From the Mayor to members of the city council, Kansas City residents are well represented in local government.The city has a host of elections each year for positions ranging from state representatives to County Commissioners. These elections allow citizens to have their voices heard and be an active part of the democratic process. Residents also have access to a number of organizations and initiatives that promote civic engagement and help inform the voting public about local politics. Overall, Kansas City has an engaged population that takes interest in their local government and works hard to ensure that it meets the needs of its citizens.

The Political Climate in Kansas City, MO is Moderately liberal.

Jackson County, MO is Moderately liberal. In Jackson County, MO 59.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 37.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Jackson county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 59.8% to 37.9%.
Jackson county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Kansas City, MO is Moderately liberal

Jackson County, Missouri is Moderately liberal.

Kansas City Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

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.

Kansas City, Missouri: D D D D D 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 Kansas City, MO

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 88,162 contributions totaling $13,033,487 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $148 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 13,702 contributions totaling $3,885,106 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $284 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Kansas City    83 Reviews
    Moved and Come Back Twice - 9/30/2021
    I was born and raised in the Kansas City area and have moved and come back twice. Kansas City has a lot to do, prices are very reasonable, and how can you beat having a... Read More

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    Kansas City is the Midwest’s best kept secret - 8/15/2021
    KC has seriously grown over the last 20 years, specifically the downtown area. The city as a whole has become a more inviting place for younger generations as well with... Read More

    It's HOME / QUIET / FUN - 3/23/2021
    I have lived in Kansas City my entire life. I've also lived in other states. Yes, there are bad guys/gals that live here. Can you name a big city that is... Read More

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