St. Louis, MO Voting


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St. Louis, Missouri is a major city in the United States that has a vibrant political landscape. From the mayor's office to the city council, there are many active players in local government making decisions everyday that affect the lives of St. Louisans. The City of St. Louis is led by Mayor Lyda Krewson, who was elected in 2017 and is now running for her second term as mayor. There is also a 28-member Board of Aldermen, which works alongside the mayor to handle city business and pass ordinances. Several candidates are running for aldermanic seats this year from all over St. Louis, each with their own unique vision for the city and different ideas about how best to serve their constituents. With much at stake in these upcoming elections, residents can look forward to an exciting future for politics in St. Louis.

The political climate in St. Louis, MO is strongly liberal.

St. Louis City County, MO is very liberal. In St. Louis City County, MO 81.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 16.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, St. Louis city county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 81.9% to 16.0%.
St. Louis city county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

St. Louis, MO is strongly liberal.

St. Louis City County, Missouri is very liberal.

St. Louis 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.

St. Louis, 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 St. Louis, MO

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 60,731 contributions totaling $13,459,590 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $222 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,758 contributions totaling $8,423,318 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,770 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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