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Musselfork, MO is a small town located in the Midwest of the United States. Its local government is composed of a mayor and four council members who are elected by the people of Musselfork to serve for two-year terms. Each election cycle, there are usually four or more candidates running for each position, with the mayor and council positions up for re-election every other year. The major issues facing Musselfork residents include public safety, economic development, investment in infrastructure and services, and maintaining family friendly values. Local politicians focus on finding solutions to these issues while ensuring that all residents have a voice in their community. Despite its size, Musselfork takes an active part in state and national politics with many citizens involved in different campaigns and taking part in various initiatives on a regular basis.

The political climate in Musselfork, MO is strongly conservative.

Chariton County, MO is very conservative. In Chariton County, MO 22.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 76.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Chariton county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 76.3% to 22.5%.
Chariton county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Musselfork, MO is strongly conservative.


Chariton 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.
VoteWord™

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Musselfork, 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 Musselfork, MO

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 206 contributions totaling $14,141 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $69 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 37 contributions totaling $6,083 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $164 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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