Westchester County, NY Voting


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Westchester County, New York is located in the Lower Hudson Valley region of the state and is home to over one million people. The county seat is White Plains, a bustling metropolitan area full of culture and commerce. The county itself is divided into six towns and 19 villages, all of which have their own unique character. Politically, Westchester County leans Democratic and has consistently returned its congressional representatives from that party for the past few decades. At the county level, an elected Board of Legislators works together with the County Executive to shape policy decisions that impact residents on a daily basis. Westchester also has a diverse range of political organizations active in local politics ranging from the Conservative Party to the Working Families Party. This broad array of voices helps to ensure an equitable and vibrant political landscape within Westchester County.

The political climate in Westchester County, NY is very liberal.

In Westchester County, NY 67.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 31.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Westchester county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 67.6% to 31.3%.
Westchester county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Westchester County, NY is very liberal.

New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro Area is strongly liberal.

New York is moderately 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.

Westchester, New York: 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 Westchester County, NY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 165,093 contributions totaling $85,444,815 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $518 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 18,207 contributions totaling $15,662,055 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $860 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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