Litchfield County, CT Voting


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Litchfield County is located in the state of Connecticut and is home to beautiful landscapes, quaint towns, and diverse communities. Being a rural county, the political landscape in Litchfield reflects its unique characteristics. Local politics are characterized by strong community involvement, citizen-led initiatives, and a commitment to preserving the area’s natural beauty and history. In recent years, much of the focus has been on issues such as healthcare reform, sustainable development, environmental protection and equitable taxation. Election cycles tend to be hotly contested as citizens turn out to decide who will represent their interests on local boards and commissions. Despite being a small county with few registered voters compared to other counties in Connecticut, political campaigns for local offices typically draw significant support from within the regions’ diverse population.

The political climate in Litchfield County, CT is leaning conservative.

In Litchfield County, CT 46.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 51.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Litchfield county remained moderately Republican, 51.7% to 46.6%.
Litchfield county voted Republican in 2020, 2016, 2012 and 2004, and Democratic in 2008 and 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Litchfield County, CT is leaning conservative.

Torrington Metro Area is leaning conservative.

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.

Litchfield, Connecticut: d 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 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 Litchfield County, CT

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 27,159 contributions totaling $6,345,203 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $234 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,258 contributions totaling $700,780 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $310 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Litchfield County, Connecticut Politics Voting
Litchfield County, Connecticut Politics Voting
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