The small town of Lakeside, MT is a tight-knit community with a population of just over 1,000 people. Despite its size, Lakeside has a robust political environment that plays an important role in the lives of the local citizens. The town regularly holds elections for positions on the local government board as well as various other committees that help keep the day-to-day operations of the municipality running smoothly. Every year, qualified candidates from within the community come forward to compete for these positions in order to serve their fellow citizens. These elections are hotly contested and fiercely debated amongst the residents as they strive to make Lakeside an even better place to live.
The Political Climate in Lakeside, MT is Moderately conservative.
Flathead County, MT is Strongly conservative. In Flathead County, MT 33.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 63.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.2% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Flathead county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 63.9% to 33.8%.
Flathead county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Lakeside, MT is Moderately conservative
Flathead County, Montana is Strongly conservative.
Kalispell Metro Area is Strongly conservative.
Montana is Moderately 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.
Lakeside, Montana: 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.
Hereï¿½s the VoteWord for Iowa ï¿½ 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 Lakeside, MT
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 319 contributions totaling $45,590 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $143 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 110 contributions totaling $30,874 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $281 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)