Northampton County, PA Voting


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Northampton County is situated in the Lehigh Valley region of the state of Pennsylvania. Its politics are heavily influenced by its proximity to Philadelphia and the surrounding metropolitan areas. The county’s population is largely comprised of individuals who have migrated from other parts of Pennsylvania, as well as people from other states and countries. The political landscape in Northampton County is a mix of Democratic and Republican candidates; however, the dominant party in recent years has been the Democratic Party. Local elections feature a wide range of candidates, including those from all major parties, as well as independent and third-party candidates. These elections offer Northampton County residents an opportunity to select their representatives and make their voices heard on issues that affect their lives. Additionally, Northampton County holds numerous town hall meetings throughout the year where local citizens can engage with elected officials about issues that are important to them.

The political climate in Northampton County, PA is leaning liberal.

In Northampton County, PA 49.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 48.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Northampton county flipped narrowly Democratic, 49.6% to 48.9%.
Northampton county flipped back to Democratic in the most recent Presidential election, after voting Republican in 2016.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Northampton County, PA is leaning liberal.

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area is leaning conservative.

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.

Northampton, Pennsylvania: d d D d 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 Northampton County, PA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 12,934 contributions totaling $2,458,278 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $190 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,306 contributions totaling $4,244,872 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $986 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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