Knox County, ME Voting


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Knox County, Maine is an area with a rich history and strong political presence. Politically, Knox County is heavily Democratic, with current state legislators representing the Democratic Party. Although the county leans heavily blue, there are also several conservative groups active in the area. One of these organizations is the Knox County Republican Committee, which strives to promote fiscal responsibility and limited government regulation. Another organization is The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC), a think tank that focuses on fiscal responsibility and public policy in Maine. Both organizations provide resources and networking opportunities for local political activists to learn more about politics in Knox County. All of these initiatives make Knox County an interesting place politically, as there are many different opinions and perspectives from differing ideologies that come together to shape the county's politics.

The political climate in Knox County, ME is moderately liberal.

In Knox County, ME 58.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 38.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Knox county remained very strongly Democratic, 58.7% to 38.8%.
Knox county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Knox County, ME is moderately liberal.

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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.

Knox, Maine: 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 Knox County, ME

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 7,912 contributions totaling $3,833,924 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $485 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 572 contributions totaling $154,548 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $270 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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