San Bernardino County, CA Voting


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San Bernardino County in California is home to a vibrant political community. It is a large and diverse county, with a population of over two million people across its 24 cities and numerous unincorporated areas. Politically, the county is solidly Democratic, having voted for Democratic presidential candidates since 1992. The Board of Supervisors, which oversees the county's governance, has majority Democratic representation from most of its five members. In terms of state representatives, San Bernardino County is home to many influential politicians on both sides of the aisle. At the federal level, there are 12 congressional districts that cover the county. Each district has two senators that represent their constituencies in Congress. San Bernardino County also has an active local political scene with recent elections seeing several new candidates put forward for various positions such as City Council and mayor. From local initiatives to national debates, politics in San Bernardino County are always lively and engaging.

The political climate in San Bernardino County, CA is somewhat liberal.

In San Bernardino County, CA 54.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 43.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, San Bernardino county remained strongly Democratic, 54.2% to 43.5%.
San Bernardino county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

San Bernardino County, CA is somewhat liberal.

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area is somewhat liberal.

California is strongly 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

San Bernardino, California: r R d d D D

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 for the Democrat and I for the Independent. 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 San Bernardino County, CA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 50,585 contributions totaling $4,563,163 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $90 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 16,443 contributions totaling $4,384,975 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $267 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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