Sparta, NE Voting


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Sparta, NE is a small town located in central Nebraska. It has a population of just over 1,000 people and proudly supports the local businesses and schools in the area. The politics in Sparta are driven by the citizens of the community. Every four years, members of the town elect a mayor and city council members to make decisions for them. These elected officials work hard to ensure that their constituents get what they need from their government while also keeping taxes low. Recently, there have been debates about how to reduce crime rates, provide more resources to underprivileged children, and other topics related to local governance. While candidates come from all different backgrounds and experiences, the main focus remains on doing what is best for Sparta residents.

The political climate in Sparta, NE is strongly conservative.

Knox County, NE is very conservative. In Knox County, NE 19.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 79.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Knox county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 79.0% to 19.2%.
Knox county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Sparta, NE is strongly conservative.

Knox County, Nebraska is very conservative.

Nebraska 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.

Sparta, Nebraska: 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 Sparta, NE

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 10 contributions totaling $30,677 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $3,068 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 41 contributions totaling $30,231 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $737 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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