Spartanburg County, SC Voting


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Spartanburg County, South Carolina is an area with a long and vibrant history of political involvement. It is located in the Upstate region of the state and is home to a large number of diverse communities. The county's politics are largely influenced by the Republican party, though other parties like the Green Party have been beginning to gain ground in recent elections. Major issues in Spartanburg County include education, economic development, and public safety. Local politicians focus on these issues as they attempt to make life better for their constituents. There are also many local organizations that work to promote civic engagement and ensure that local politicians remain accountable for their actions. All in all, Spartanburg County has a rich history of politics that continues to shape its future.

The political climate in Spartanburg County, SC is strongly conservative.

In Spartanburg County, SC 35.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 62.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Spartanburg county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 62.9% to 35.6%.
Spartanburg county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Spartanburg County, SC is strongly conservative.

Spartanburg Metro Area is strongly conservative.

South Carolina is somewhat conservative.

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.

Spartanburg, South Carolina: R R R R 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 Spartanburg County, SC

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 3,714 contributions totaling $259,505 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $70 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,410 contributions totaling $1,086,271 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $319 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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