Athens, West Virginia 

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Politics & Voting in Athens, West Virginia

The Political Climate in Athens, WV is Strongly conservative.

Mercer County, WV is Very conservative. In Mercer County, WV 22.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 76.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Mercer county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 76.5% to 22.1%.
Mercer county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Athens, WV is Strongly conservative

Mercer County, West Virginia is Very conservative.

Bluefield Metro Area is Very conservative.

West Virginia is Very conservative.

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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Athens, West Virginia: r 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 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 Athens, WV

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 215 contributions totaling $24,975 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $116 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 111 contributions totaling $32,887 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $296 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MERCER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING
MERCER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING
MERCER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Great Little Town - 9/15/2010
    I went to Concord College which is now Concord University. I pledged Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity Phi Mu chapter in 2002, my freshman year. I loved everything about... Read More

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    Great Town - 9/15/2010
    I went to Concord College which is now Concord University in 2002. I pledged with the Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity Phi Mu chapter that same year. I loved the town... Read More


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