The Political Climate in Brighton (Franklin County), NY is Leaning conservative.
Franklin County, NY is Leaning conservative. In Franklin County, NY 48.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 50.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Franklin county remained narrowly Republican, 50.2% to 48.0%.
Franklin county voted Republican in the two most recent Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in the previous four
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Brighton (Franklin County), NY is Leaning conservative
Franklin County, New York is Leaning conservative.
Malone Metro Area is Leaning conservative.
New York is Moderately 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.
Brighton (Franklin County), New York: d d D D 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 Brighton (Franklin County), NY
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,216 contributions totaling $221,954 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $183 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 58 contributions totaling $13,306 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $229 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)