Morganton, North Carolina 

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Politics & Voting in Morganton, North Carolina

The Political Climate in Morganton, NC is Leaning conservative.

Burke County, NC is Somewhat conservative. In Burke County, NC 28.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 67.4% voted Republican, and the remaining 3.7% voted Independent.

Burke county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Burke county remained very strongly Republican, 67.4% to 28.9%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Morganton, NC is Leaning conservative

Burke County, North Carolina is Somewhat conservative.

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area is Somewhat 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.

Morganton, 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 Morganton, NC

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 3,657 contributions totaling $293,304 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $80 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 756 contributions totaling $141,192 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $187 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Morganton    3 Reviews
    Life in Morganton - 5/19/2015
    Will be transplanting from the suburbs of Philadelphia and have visited Morganton on our way to Asheville/Hendersonville. It is close to take in what Asheville has to... Read More

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    Living in Morganton nc - 11/12/2014
    It is the best place for schools. cost of living is great. Homes are cheap and affordable. Crime is very low. Recommend moving to Morganton NC... Read More

    Morganton is small, safe yet close enough to large - 4/12/2011
    Actually grew up in Morganton, NC and it is a small town in the foothills of western NC. Outdoor possibilities are quite endless with Lake James, Mtns, State Parks etc.... Read More


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