Morgantown, WV Voting


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Morgantown, West Virginia is a great place to live with a large and diverse population. The city has been growing at a rapid pace in recent years due to its thriving economy and convenient location near major cities. In terms of politics, Morgantown is mainly located in Monongalia County which is heavily Democratic. The mayor of Morgantown, Bill Kawecki, was first elected to the office in 2018 and has been a vocal leader since then on many issues such as infrastructure and economic development. He has also recently proposed an innovative plan for revitalizing the city's downtown area. Additionally, there are several local political candidates running for office in Morgantown including current Governor Jim Justice who is up for re-election in 2020. Voters in Morgantown will have plenty of choices when it comes to deciding who will be their representatives at all levels of government over the coming years.

The political climate in Morgantown, WV is somewhat liberal.

Monongalia County, WV is leaning conservative. In Monongalia County, WV 48.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 49.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.4% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Monongalia county remained narrowly Republican, 49.4% to 48.2%.
Monongalia county voted Republican in five of the last six Presidential elections (2008 went Democratic).

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Morgantown, WV is somewhat liberal.

Monongalia County, West Virginia is leaning conservative.

Morgantown Metro Area is somewhat 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.

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

Morgantown, West Virginia: r r d 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 Morgantown, WV

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 34,066 contributions totaling $1,330,125 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $39 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,034 contributions totaling $2,201,441 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $726 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Monongalia County, West Virginia Politics Voting
Monongalia County, West Virginia Politics Voting
Monongalia County, West Virginia Politics Voting History
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Morgantown is a vibrant classic American college town with a laid-back vibe. While the city and surrounding area are relatively small at about $150,000 people, residents  More

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Morgantown is a college town with many wonderful qualities, but for a retiree or someone on a fixed income, it is getting very expensive and crowded. The housing market  More

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Over 12 years ago

its a good small university town, however the cost of living varies especially rents on whether you live near to the campus or far away from wvu. there are only couple  More

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