Amarillo, TX Voting


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Amarillo, TX is a city with a strong sense of community and civic engagement. The city's population is around 200,000 and it is the 14th largest city in Texas. Politically, Amarillo leans heavily towards conservative values with most residents voting Republican. On the state and local level, there are several elected officials who represent the needs of Amarillo citizens. These include the mayor, city council members, county commissioners, judges, sheriffs, district attorneys and representatives who serve as delegates in both state and federal governments. Many of these individuals work hard to ensure that Amarillo’s residents have access to quality services such as police protection, public works projects, parks and recreation facilities. They also work together to create economic opportunities for the area by attracting new business investments to the area.

The political climate in Amarillo, TX is moderately conservative.

Potter County, TX is very conservative. In Potter County, TX 29.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 68.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Potter county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 68.5% to 29.8%.
Potter county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Amarillo, TX is moderately conservative.

Potter County, Texas is very conservative.

Amarillo Metro Area is very conservative.

Texas 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.

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

Amarillo, Texas: 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 Amarillo, TX

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 6,023 contributions totaling $403,483 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $67 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 6,942 contributions totaling $2,407,719 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $347 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Potter County, Texas Politics Voting
Potter County, Texas Politics Voting
Potter County, Texas Politics Voting History
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I was originally from here, left for a number of years, and ended up back for a short time due to life circumstances. I have really tried to make the most of my time  More

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I moved to Amarillo when I was five and left at 34, the best thing I ever did. Sadly, I came back to help care for my aging grandmother, and as soon as I can, i am  More

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Over 5 years ago

Amarillo is not a good place to live. For me it was like living in Hell. I lived there for 50 years. I graduated Canyon High. raised two kids. went through a divorce  More

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