Reno, Nevada 

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Politics & Voting in Reno, Nevada

The Political Climate in Reno, NV is Leaning liberal.

Washoe County, NV is Leaning liberal. In Washoe County, NV 46.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 45.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 8.5% voted Independent.

Washoe county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, Washoe county remained narrowly Democratic, 46.4% to 45.1%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Reno, NV is Leaning liberal

Washoe County, Nevada is Leaning liberal.

Reno Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

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.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Reno, Nevada: r r 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 five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-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 five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Reno, NV

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 63,712 contributions totaling $6,132,914 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $96 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 15,676 contributions totaling $7,426,401 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $474 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA POLITICS VOTING
WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA POLITICS VOTING
WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Reno    91 Reviews
    Survival in this city is hard. - 11/10/2020
    I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. Not when it was "silicon valley". I had to basically flee after my son was born, 20 years ago because I was drowning financially.... Read More

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    Reno is actually a nice place to live. - 10/19/2020
    I've lived in Reno for 7 years now and having lived in LA and Seattle before and I find it to be relatively pleasant (although due to COVID19 everything is kind of on... Read More

    Expensive and will continue to get more expensive - 9/28/2020
    BestPlaces is years behind current data by 5+ years. This city is becoming more and more expensive. For 2020, the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,600. The... Read More


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