Chester County, PA Voting


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Chester, PA County is a vibrant area with plenty of political activity. The county is governed by a Board of Commissioners, which is composed of three elected officials. Each official serves a four-year term and works to ensure that the county's needs are taken care of. Additionally, the county also has a number of local representatives in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate who work to represent their constituents’ interests in Harrisburg. The people of Chester County take an active role in politics, showing up at town halls and participating in canvassing efforts for various candidates during election season. There are also many organizations dedicated to ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard when it comes to making important decisions about policy issues in the county.

The political climate in Chester County, PA is moderately liberal.

In Chester County, PA 57.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 40.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Chester county remained very strongly Democratic, 57.8% to 40.7%.
Chester county voted Democratic in 2020, 2016 and 2008, and voted Republican in 2012, 2004 and 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Chester County, PA is moderately liberal.

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area is strongly liberal.

Pennsylvania is leaning 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.

Chester, Pennsylvania: r r d r 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 Chester County, PA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 40,105 contributions totaling $5,353,608 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $133 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 9,779 contributions totaling $3,910,010 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $400 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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