Spartanburg, SC Voting


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Spartanburg, SC is a vibrant city with many local politics involved. The city strives to make improvements to the community and to ensure that all of its citizens are heard. Local politics in Spartanburg involve multiple elected officials from both state and county levels. Voters have the opportunity to participate in elections for governor, house representatives, senators, school board members, county council members, soil and water conservation district commissioners, and more. These officials work together to create laws and regulations that affect the daily lives of those who live within its borders. There are also several political organizations that focus on particular issues such as education, economic development, healthcare and public safety. Through these organizations citizens can get involved with local government and become active contributors to their community's well-being.

The political climate in Spartanburg, SC is leaning conservative.

Spartanburg County, SC is strongly conservative. In Spartanburg County, SC 35.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 62.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Spartanburg county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 62.9% to 35.6%.
Spartanburg county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Spartanburg, SC is leaning conservative.

Spartanburg County, South Carolina is strongly conservative.

Spartanburg Metro Area is strongly conservative.

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.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Spartanburg, South Carolina: 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 Spartanburg, SC

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 2,468 contributions totaling $170,640 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $69 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,971 contributions totaling $773,672 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $393 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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Over 4 years ago

The library system is the stellar but numbers shown here are just wrong or are outdated- the area has exploded and with growth and costs are way up and services way  More

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Over 6 years ago

Made the choice to move here 3 years ago. I am single and retired and the cost of living here is much better than a lot of places. Less traffic, unemployment rate is  More

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Over 8 years ago

We moved here, from another state, 6 years ago. We love it! Real Estate is so economical. The weather is nice, year round. Summers do get hot. Great hospitals. The  More

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