Washington County, ME Voting


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Washington, ME County is a vibrant community with many different perspectives that come together to create a strong and diverse local political landscape. The area is represented at the state level by a number of senators, including Senator Susan Collins and Senator Angus King, as well as several representatives in the US House of Representatives. At the county level, Washington has two main political parties: the Democrats and the Republicans. In addition to these two major parties, there are also several minor party candidates that have been elected to serve in local and state government offices. What makes this county unique is that its leaders are willing to work together across party lines to ensure they make decisions that benefit all citizens in Washington. During election season, residents come out in droves to vote for their preferred candidates and to express their views on different issues. Washington County’s politics are an important part of its culture and identity – making it an interesting place to live and work.

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

In Washington County, ME 39.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 58.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Washington county remained very strongly Republican, 58.7% to 39.0%.
Washington county voted Republican in four of the six previous Presidential elections (2008 and 2012 went Democratic).

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Washington 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.

Washington, Maine: r r 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 Washington County, ME

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 3,785 contributions totaling $110,981 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $29 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 216 contributions totaling $33,380 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $155 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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