Riddle, OR is a small rural town situated in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon. It is home to a variety of businesses, recreational and educational opportunities, and its residents are proud of their unique community. Politically, Riddle leans slightly to the right, but has a strong presence of independent voters who often decide elections. Local politics tend to be focused on improving services for the community while keeping taxes low. The annual town council election is usually hotly contested between several candidates with diverse views on issues like infrastructure spending, public safety initiatives, and environmental protection. With such an engaged population, Riddle's local politics provide a level of democracy that many other rural towns can only aspire to achieve.
The political climate in Riddle, OR is strongly conservative.
Douglas County, OR is very conservative. In Douglas County, OR 29.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 67.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.9% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Douglas county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 67.3% to 29.8%.
Douglas county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Riddle, OR is strongly conservative.
Douglas County, Oregon is very conservative.
Roseburg Metro Area is very conservative.
Oregon 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.
Riddle, Oregon: R 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 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 Riddle, OR
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 19 contributions totaling $1,673 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $88 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 20 contributions totaling $8,546 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $427 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)