Charlottesville, Virginia 

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Politics & Voting in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Political Climate in Charlottesville, VA is Strongly liberal.

Charlottesville city County, VA is Strongly liberal. In Charlottesville city County, VA 79.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 13.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 7.1% voted Independent.

Charlottesville city county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Charlottesville city county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 79.7% to 13.2%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Charlottesville, VA is Strongly liberal

Charlottesville city County, Virginia is Strongly liberal.

Charlottesville Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

Virginia is Somewhat liberal.

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.

Charlottesville, Virginia: 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 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Charlottesville, VA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 20,009 contributions totaling $6,060,001 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $303 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,885 contributions totaling $791,383 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $420 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Charlottesville    40 Reviews
    Fun but expensive - 3/5/2019
    Charlottesville is a beautiful college town. Just be forewarned that it comes with a lot of traffic and very high real estate prices. A small colonial in town in a good... Read More

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    Did not want to leave! - 3/18/2018
    I went to UVa in the late 70's and spent nearly 6 years there as an undergrad and afterward as a townie. Probably the best years of my life. I only left to pursue... Read More

    loved it here and sick missing it. - 3/7/2017
    Want to start by saying we have lived in Boise, San Francisco, Seattle, Corvallis-Oregon, Yakima-Washington, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Manhattan-Kansas, Enterprise-Alabama,... Read More


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