Spokane, Washington 

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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 for the Republican Party, 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 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 Spokane, WA

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

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

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SPOKANE COUNTY, WASHINGTON POLITICS VOTING
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    Reviews for Spokane    143 Reviews
    Not for someone who likes big cities - 11/12/2020
    I lived here for about a year and it was definitely not for me. My breakdown: Cons: -No diversity, all white people -Poor public transportation -A lot of run-down,... Read More

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    An accurate view over the last 30 years? - 8/24/2020
    I went to college here in the 90's and have been in and out for 30 years but I work in Seattle now and live in Spokane. The good: The area is beautiful, trees, lakes,... Read More

    High road or "high"road. You pick. - 5/11/2020
    Spokane is a make it or break it kind of place, it is good if you have a career in the 'system'. If you are low income there is a lot of help. There is also the dark... Read More


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