Harris County, TX Voting


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Harris County, TX is home to several vibrant cities that are major political centers in the region. The county's government is led by local elected officials, such as the County Judge and four Commissioners. Each Commissioner oversees different areas of Harris County's government, making sure that policies and services reflect the needs of their constituents. The presence of these local leaders allows for a more direct connection with residents, ensuring that their voices are heard in the political process. Additionally, Harris County also sends representatives to state and federal levels of government to further represent the interests of their citizens on a broader scale. Through its elected leaders, Harris County provides a strong foundation for local politics in the region.

The political climate in Harris County, TX is somewhat liberal.

In Harris County, TX 55.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Harris county remained strongly Democratic, 55.9% to 42.7%.
Harris county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Harris County, TX is somewhat liberal.

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metro Area is leaning liberal.

Texas is leaning 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.

Harris, Texas: R R 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 Harris County, TX

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 194,467 contributions totaling $47,652,614 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $245 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 80,715 contributions totaling $93,109,540 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,154 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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