Hampton, VA Voting


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Hampton, VA is a city located near the Hampton Roads harbor and the Chesapeake Bay in southeastern Virginia. As the seventh-largest city in Virginia, Hampton has a long history of politics, culture, and economic growth. The city is home to numerous local organizations and political entities that serve its diverse population. In terms of local politics, Hampton is represented by several elected officials at both state and federal levels. At the state level, Governor Ralph Northam represents Virginia's citizens as part of the Democratic party while Attorney General Mark Herring serves as his chief legal adviser. Additionally, Del. Chris Jones serves as Hampton's representative in the House of Delegates representing the 91st district while Sen. Mamie Locke serves in the Senate representing District 2 of Virginia’s Eastern Region. At a federal level, Rep. Bobby Scott serves as Hampton's representative in Congress representing Virginia’s Third Congressional district and works with Senator Tim Kaine to ensure his constituents’ voices are heard on Capitol Hill. Overall, Hampton has a strong tradition of civic engagement among residents and their respective local political leaders who work together to create positive changes for their community.

The political climate in Hampton, VA is strongly liberal.

Hampton City County, VA is very liberal. In Hampton City County, VA 70.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 28.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Hampton city county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 70.1% to 28.0%.
Hampton city county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Hampton, VA is strongly liberal.

Hampton City County, Virginia is very liberal.

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro Area is moderately 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.

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

Hampton, Virginia: 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 Hampton, VA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 4,034 contributions totaling $261,468 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $65 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 702 contributions totaling $123,942 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $177 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Hampton City County, Virginia Politics Voting
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This place is the worst. The roads are in terrible condition. Always debris on the highway, side roads, and main roads. I've had replaced 3 tires so far this year alone  More

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Over 3 years ago

Having been deployed all over the world and stationed in the U.S. coast to coast I can honestly say this is the most ghetto place I have ever been...and that includes  More

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We live in Downtown Hampton within walking distance of the Langley Air and Space Museum, Hampton Carousel, the Hampton History Museum and tons of shops and restraunts.   More

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