The Political Climate in South Boston, VA is Leaning liberal.
Halifax County, VA is Leaning conservative. In Halifax County, VA 40.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 57.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.
Halifax county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Halifax county remained strongly Republican, 57.1% to 40.6%
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
South Boston, VA is Leaning liberal
Halifax County, Virginia is Leaning conservative.
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 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
South Boston, Virginia: 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 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 South Boston, VA
In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 378 contributions totaling $74,304 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $197 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 494 contributions totaling $148,295 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $300 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)