Blountville, Tennessee is a small town located in Sullivan County which is known for its rural landscapes and close knit community. The politics in Blountville are largely determined by the local government, which consists of an elected Mayor and Board of Aldermen. These officials are responsible for managing the day to day operations of the city and approving new initiatives. Locals take pride in having their voices heard in the democratic process, with many taking part in elections and attending public meetings to share their opinions on important matters. All citizens have the right to vote on issues that directly affect them and can make their voices heard by voicing their support or opposition to various proposals brought forth by the Mayor or Board of Aldermen. As a result, Blountville remains an actively engaged small town with much involvement from its citizens when it comes to local political topics.
The political climate in Blountville, TN is strongly conservative.
Sullivan County, TN is very conservative. In Sullivan County, TN 23.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 75.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.6% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Sullivan county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 75.1% to 23.2%.
Sullivan county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Blountville, TN is strongly conservative.
Sullivan County, Tennessee is very conservative.
Kingsport-Bristol Metro Area is very conservative.
Tennessee 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.
Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
Blountville, Tennessee: 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 Blountville, TN
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 226 contributions totaling $17,062 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $76 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 99 contributions totaling $16,221 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $164 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)