Rutland County, VT Voting


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Rutland County, located in the state of Vermont, is a rural area known for its lush greenery and quaint communities. Politically, Rutland is primarily conservative in nature, with the majority of local elections being won by Republican candidates. Advocates for issues such as environmental protection, renewable energy sources, and human rights are often heard in the county. Across the board, Rutland's voters have a strong track record of supporting candidates who demonstrate a commitment to progressive change on both state and national levels. Despite this trend, many citizens still feel that their local leaders are not doing enough to address their concerns about environmental stewardship or economic development. They continue to press forward with these conversations and hope for further progress in the years to come.

The political climate in Rutland County, VT is somewhat liberal.

In Rutland County, VT 53.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 43.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Rutland county remained strongly Democratic, 53.7% to 43.2%.
Rutland county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Rutland County, VT is somewhat liberal.

Rutland Metro Area is somewhat liberal.

Vermont is very 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.

Rutland, Vermont: d d 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 Rutland County, VT

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 6,690 contributions totaling $411,549 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $62 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 430 contributions totaling $47,079 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $109 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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