McMinn County, Tennessee is a vibrant and growing community located in the eastern part of the state. The county's government is led by a seven-member board of commissioners, each representing a district within McMinn. The current commissioners are dedicated to providing excellent services to local citizens and fostering an environment that allows businesses and organizations to flourish in the area. As an active part of the political process, McMinn County residents vote on local propositions as well as electing representatives for seats at both the state and national level. During midterm and presidential election cycles, McMinn County is home to several competitive races between both major party candidates and independents. Residents take pride in exercising their right to vote and selecting leaders that will best serve their interests.
The Political Climate in McMinn County, TN is Very conservative.
In McMinn County, TN 19.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 79.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.2% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, McMinn county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 79.7% to 19.1%.
McMinn county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
McMinn County, TN is Very conservative
Athens Metro Area is Very conservative.
Tennessee is Moderately 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.
McMinn, Tennessee: 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.
Hereï¿½s the VoteWord for Iowa ï¿½ 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 McMinn County, TN
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 236 contributions totaling $13,151 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $56 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 284 contributions totaling $65,605 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $231 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)