Kent County, MD Voting


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Kent County, MD is a small rural county located in Maryland's Eastern Shore region. Its politics are primarily focused on local issues such as economic development, education, infrastructure, and public safety. Local elections are hotly contested as candidates vie for the position of County Executive, County Council members, and State Representatives. The public has the opportunity to voice its opinion through voting on initiatives that affect areas such as education funding, land use regulations, and other aspects of life. Though not a heavily populated area, Kent County's political landscape remains active and diverse with representatives from both parties present at most major events. Despite the small population size of Kent County, its residents stay well informed about local affairs and have an active presence in the political scene.

The political climate in Kent County, MD is leaning liberal.

In Kent County, MD 49.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 48.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Kent county flipped narrowly Democratic, 49.4% to 48.1%.
Kent county flipped Democratic in 2020, after voting Republican in four of the last six Presidential elections.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Kent County, MD is leaning liberal.

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Maryland is very 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.

Kent, Maryland: r r d r r 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 Kent County, MD

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 2,967 contributions totaling $720,114 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $243 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 503 contributions totaling $113,965 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $227 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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