Charlotte, North Carolina 

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Politics & Voting in Charlotte, North Carolina

The Political Climate in Charlotte, NC is Somewhat liberal.

Mecklenburg County, NC is Somewhat liberal. In Mecklenburg County, NC 62.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 32.9% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.8% voted Independent.

Mecklenburg county voted Democratic in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000.
In the last Presidential election, Mecklenburg county remained strongly Democratic, 62.3% to 32.9%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Charlotte, NC is Somewhat liberal

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is Somewhat liberal.

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

North Carolina is Leaning conservative.

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.

Charlotte, North Carolina: r d 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 candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. 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 candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Charlotte, NC

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 36,475 contributions totaling $7,897,480 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $217 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 11,347 contributions totaling $9,038,612 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $797 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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