Highlands, North Carolina 

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Politics & Voting in Highlands, North Carolina

The Political Climate in Highlands, NC is Somewhat conservative.

Macon County, NC is Somewhat conservative. In Macon County, NC 27.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 68.4% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.1% voted Independent.

Macon county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Macon county remained very strongly Republican, 68.4% to 27.5%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Highlands, NC is Somewhat conservative

Macon County, North Carolina is Somewhat conservative.

Cullowhee Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

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.

Highlands, North Carolina: 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 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 Highlands, NC

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 1,462 contributions totaling $129,804 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $89 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 554 contributions totaling $191,530 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $346 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MACON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
MACON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
MACON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Highlands    2 Reviews
    Business Environment - 3/5/2011
    I have run two businesses in Highlands. It is a very seasonal business trend. The rents are high and so is the cost of doing business, including labor cost, cost of... Read More

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    Step up to the high roller's club - 4/15/2007
    A beautiful mountain resort area with cool summers, Highlands has become the mecca for Southern High Roller to "summer". Restaurants, country clubs, elite shops, and... Read More


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