Hartford County, CT Voting


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Hartford County, located in the state of Connecticut, is a major center for politics. The county is home to many political organizations and groups that are actively involved in local government and legislation. In addition to these organizations, there are several prominent politicians who have served or are currently serving in Hartford County. These include U.S. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, Secretary of State Denise Merrill, and Senator Richard Blumenthal. All three have been instrumental in advocating for the needs of Hartford residents and improving the quality of life within the county. Each has also sought to increase transparency in government practices and ensure fair representation of all people within the county regardless of race or socio-economic status. With such strong representation at the local level, it is no wonder that Hartford County is a hotbed for politics and activism.

The political climate in Hartford County, CT is strongly liberal.

In Hartford County, CT 63.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 35.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Hartford county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 63.1% to 35.4%.
Hartford county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Hartford County, CT is strongly liberal.

Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown Metro Area is strongly liberal.

Connecticut 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.

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

Hartford, Connecticut: D D 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 Hartford County, CT

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 63,107 contributions totaling $7,412,002 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $117 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 7,507 contributions totaling $2,383,559 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $318 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Hartford County, Connecticut Politics Voting
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