Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

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Politics & Voting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The Political Climate in Lancaster, PA is Leaning liberal.

Lancaster County, PA is Leaning conservative. In Lancaster County, PA 37.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 56.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.5% voted Independent.

Lancaster county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Lancaster county remained strongly Republican, 56.3% to 37.2%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Lancaster, PA is Leaning liberal

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Leaning conservative.

Lancaster Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

Pennsylvania 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.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania: 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 Lancaster, PA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 10,460 contributions totaling $1,080,217 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $103 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,372 contributions totaling $910,351 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $384 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Lancaster    13 Reviews
    Wondering about Lancaster's Safety - 12/31/2018
    I was there last weekend and was extremely favorably impressed. The only hesitation, and question, I have about the place is the high crime rate. It is hard to tell from... Read More

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    Young and Old Together - 11/28/2014
    Lancaster is the nation's oldest inland city located in central PA amid Amish farmlands. Walkable and soon to be bike friendly, it offers a variety of great restaurants... Read More

    A Nightmare in Lancaster! - 1/27/2014
    I have lived in and visited many places over my 60 years, and Lancaster, PA, is by far my least favorite. The crime is high, the air pollution is bad, urban blight is... Read More


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