Miami-Dade County, FL Voting


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Miami-Dade is the most populous county in Florida and home to many residents of all backgrounds. Its local politics involve a variety of representatives from both major parties, who work together to serve the interests and needs of the population. In recent years, Miami-Dade has seen numerous elections that have changed the landscape of its politics. This includes the election of Carlos Gimenez as mayor in 2011 and Frederica Wilson as Congresswoman in 2010. The county also holds a number of state legislative seats with members from both Democratic and Republican parties. There is also a nonpartisan board which governs Miami-Dade County Public Schools. As one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, Miami-Dade County's local politics are complicated but important to its residents and they ensure continued progress for this vibrant community.

The political climate in Miami-Dade County, FL is leaning liberal.

In Miami-Dade County, FL 53.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 46.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 0.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Miami-Dade county remained moderately Democratic, 53.3% to 46.0%.
Miami-Dade county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Miami-Dade County, FL is leaning liberal.

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metro Area is somewhat liberal.

Florida is leaning 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.

Miami-Dade, Florida: 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 Miami-Dade County, FL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 116,905 contributions totaling $49,576,013 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $424 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 31,296 contributions totaling $57,433,912 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,835 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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