South West, MO Voting


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South West, MO is a small and vibrant town located in the heart of the Ozarks region. With a population estimated at around 5,000 people, South West has a deep-rooted history of electing local politicians that embrace a sense of community in this tight-knit town. The citizens of South West have elected individuals who are dedicated to public service and strive to maintain the values that make the town unique. These politicians regularly engage with their constituents and try to understand their concerns and ambitions for the future of their hometown. As such, many of the long-term residents take pride in being represented by people who genuinely care about them, no matter what political party they belong to. This personal touch gives South West its strong sense of identity and community spirit, which often sets it apart from other communities in the area.

The political climate in South West, MO is very conservative.

Barton County, MO is very conservative. In Barton County, MO 13.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 85.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Barton county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 85.0% to 13.9%.
Barton county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

South West, MO is very conservative.

Barton 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.

South West, 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 South West, MO

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 126 contributions totaling $2,747 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $22 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 32 contributions totaling $9,458 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $296 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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