Aroostook County, ME Voting


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Aroostook County in Maine is an important part of the state's political landscape. The county is home to two major cities, Presque Isle and Caribou, as well as a variety of smaller towns and villages across the sprawling region. In these towns and cities, local governments are responsible for deciding on issues such as taxes, land use policies, infrastructure development, and social services. All of these decisions have an impact on Aroostook County residents and those who live outside the county. During election season, many candidates from both major parties seek to represent Aroostook County in the state legislature or Congress. Their campaigns often focus on local issues such as job growth, healthcare affordability, education funding, and economic development. Residents of Aroostook County can vote for candidates they believe will best represent their interests at both the state and federal levels in order to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are met.

The political climate in Aroostook County, ME is moderately conservative.

In Aroostook County, ME 39.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 59.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Aroostook county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 59.1% to 39.0%.
Aroostook county voted Republican in the two most recent Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in the previous four.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Aroostook County, ME is moderately conservative.

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Maine is somewhat 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.

Aroostook, Maine: d d d d 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 Aroostook County, ME

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,137 contributions totaling $42,972 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $38 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 423 contributions totaling $96,657 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $229 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Aroostook County, Maine Politics Voting
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