West Chester, Pennsylvania 

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Politics & Voting in West Chester, Pennsylvania

The Political Climate in West Chester, PA is Somewhat liberal.

Chester County, PA is Leaning liberal. In Chester County, PA 51.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.5% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.6% voted Independent.

Chester county voted Republican in three of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008 and 2016.
In the last Presidential election, Chester county flipped Democratic, 51.9% to 42.5%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
West Chester, PA is Somewhat liberal

Chester County, Pennsylvania is Leaning liberal.

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

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.

West Chester, Pennsylvania: r r d r d

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 West Chester, PA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 9,644 contributions totaling $1,096,975 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $114 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,248 contributions totaling $837,954 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $373 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for West Chester    13 Reviews
    Where's the nice, charming part of town? Is the p - 6/4/2012
    There seems to be 2 different profiles for West Chester, PA. One says it's a town of <20K and another says it's more like a small city at over 40K. I was kind of... Read More

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    West Chester pa - 3/5/2012
    Good that you live in Allentown, because you sure aren't seeing the real West Chester. We're from CA, and we couldn't afford to buy a home there. WC has grown into a... Read More

    INCOMPETENCE RUNS RAMPANT - 7/23/2011
    I am dying inside living here. It is so polluted. Filled with people that cannot add two plus two but drive $100,000+ cars. It NEVER EVER FAILS if I want to go ANYWHERE... Read More


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