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Politics & Voting in Spokane, Washington

The Political Climate in Spokane, WA is Leaning liberal.

Spokane County, WA is Leaning conservative. In Spokane County, WA 39.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 48.1% voted Republican, and the remaining 12.2% voted Independent.

Spokane county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Spokane county remained Republican, 48.1% to 39.7%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Spokane, WA is Leaning liberal

Spokane County, Washington is Leaning conservative.

Spokane-Spokane Valley Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

Washington is Moderately 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.

Spokane, Washington: 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 candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. 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 candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Spokane, WA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 24,395 contributions totaling $2,261,588 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $93 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,892 contributions totaling $1,377,261 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $282 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SPOKANE COUNTY, WASHINGTON POLITICS VOTING
SPOKANE COUNTY, WASHINGTON POLITICS VOTING
SPOKANE COUNTY, WASHINGTON POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    I love Spokane! - 11/5/2019
    Spokane is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. The people are down to earth and friendly. It's very easy to get around and doesn't have the bad traffic of a big... Read More

    Schools, yes. Raise a family,eh. - 11/4/2019
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