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 Leaning liberal. In Charleston County, SC 50.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.8% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.6% voted Independent.

Charleston county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, Charleston county remained moderately Democratic, 50.6% to 42.8%


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

Charleston County, South Carolina is Leaning liberal.

Charleston-North Charleston Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

South Carolina is Moderately 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.

Charleston, South Carolina: r r 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 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 Charleston, SC

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 19,225 contributions totaling $3,098,030 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $161 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 6,389 contributions totaling $2,661,725 to Republican 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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    Reviews for Charleston    76 Reviews
    Charleston not so great anymore - 11/3/2019
    I have lived in Charleston for the last 10 years. The population growth, commercial development and high density housing builds are all out of control. The roads are not... Read More

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    If I Could Give It "ZERO" Stars, I Would - 10/8/2019
    For what it's worth, if I could give this place ZERO stars, I would!!!!!!!! I cannot understand why or how the people at the top/the bigwigs/those with money + power,... Read More

    Beautiful but Expensive - 7/1/2019
    I've lived in and around Charleston my entire life. There are some pros and cons to living here. It is truly beautiful with plenty to see, do, and eat. However, these... Read More


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