Charleston, South Carolina 

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Politics & Voting in Charleston, South Carolina

The Political Climate in Charleston, SC is Somewhat liberal.

Charleston County, SC is Somewhat liberal. In Charleston County, SC 55.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Charleston county remained strongly Democratic, 55.5% to 42.6%.
Charleston county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Charleston, SC is Somewhat liberal

Charleston County, South Carolina is Somewhat liberal.

Charleston-North Charleston Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

South Carolina is Somewhat 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Charleston, South Carolina: r r d d d 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 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 Charleston, SC

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 19,225 contributions totaling $3,098,030 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $161 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 6,389 contributions totaling $2,661,725 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $417 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    A garden of great plants - 7/4/2021
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