McSherrystown, PA Voting


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McSherrystown, PA is a small borough located in Adams County that has around 3,200 residents. Being so small, the political landscape of McSherrystown consists mainly of local matters that affect the lives of those who live there. The local government is led by seven council members who represent the citizens and work to improve the quality of life in the borough. In addition to these council members, there are also other political figures such as the mayor and other appointed officials who lead the municipality. Every few years, various candidates will come forward to run for these positions in order to serve their community and make it a better place to live. All candidates must abide by the laws set forth by both state and county governments while striving to make positive changes for their constituents.

The political climate in McSherrystown, PA is moderately conservative.

Adams County, PA is very conservative. In Adams County, PA 32.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 66.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Adams county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 66.1% to 32.1%.
Adams county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

McSherrystown, PA is moderately conservative.


Adams County, Pennsylvania is very conservative.

Gettysburg Metro Area is very conservative.

Pennsylvania is leaning liberal.

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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

McSherrystown, Pennsylvania: 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 McSherrystown, PA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 15 contributions totaling $538 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $36 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 7 contributions totaling $701 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $100 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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