El Paso, TX is a city known for its vibrant culture and its political history. It has been the site of many political rallies, debates, and protests over the years. The population of El Paso is approximately 681,728 people. El Paso has a strong Democratic presence with Democrats holding all three congressional seats. The mayor of El Paso is Oscar Leeser who was elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. City politics in El Paso focus on creating opportunities for economic growth by promoting small business development and supporting local job creation initiatives. Additionally, El Paso has a strong commitment to environmental protection and sustainability through programs such as recycling and energy conservation efforts. Additionally, the city government works hard to ensure that all citizens have access to quality education while also maintaining public safety throughout the city.
The political climate in El Paso, TX is moderately liberal.
El Paso County, TX is very liberal. In El Paso County, TX 66.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 31.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, El Paso county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 66.7% to 31.6%.
El Paso county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
El Paso, TX is moderately liberal.
El Paso County, Texas is very liberal.
El Paso Metro Area is very liberal.
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.
El Paso, Texas: D D 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 El Paso, TX
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 32,351 contributions totaling $5,457,236 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $169 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 8,900 contributions totaling $8,167,944 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $918 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)