Carson City, NV Voting


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Carson City, NV is the capital of Nevada and is home to a diverse and engaged political landscape. The city is represented by several state representatives and senators in the Nevada Legislature, who work together to craft legislation that best serves their constituents. There are also local city council members who represent the city's interests at a municipal level. On the federal level, Carson City residents are represented by one representative and two senators in Washington D.C. Residents of Carson City are actively involved in many issues ranging from education to health care to climate change, demonstrating a strong level of civic engagement within the city's population.

The political climate in Carson City, NV is leaning conservative.

Carson City County, NV is somewhat conservative. In Carson City County, NV 42.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 54.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.0% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Carson City county remained strongly Republican, 54.2% to 42.8%.
Carson City county voted Republican in five of the last six Presidential elections (2008 went Democratic).

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Carson City, NV is leaning conservative.

Carson City County, Nevada is somewhat conservative.

Carson City Metro Area is somewhat conservative.

Nevada is leaning liberal.

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.

Carson City, Nevada: R R d 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 Carson City, NV

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 4,907 contributions totaling $393,010 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $80 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,763 contributions totaling $421,635 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $239 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Carson City County, Nevada Politics Voting
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Visited on and off over the years. It is actually green in the surrounding areas, right in town it lacks good green planning. Being so close to Carson and Tahoe,  More

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Over 2 years ago

I'd give Carson City a zero if I could. Simply, there's nothing to do here except drink and gamble. Sure, Tahoe seems close, but the vibrant part is about 40 minutes  More

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Carson City, Nevada is a wonderful place to raise a family and/or retire. We raised our two youngest children here and now we are retired, after moving to CC 21 years  More

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