Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area, MD Voting


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The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area is a vibrant and diverse region that is home to a range of political views. At the local level, many cities and towns have their own municipal government, which focuses on providing essential services like public safety, transportation, and infrastructure maintenance. There are also county governments in each county of the Metro Area that focus on regional issues such as education and economic development. The Maryland State Government also has an important role in this region, with their legislative body setting laws that affect all areas of the state. On top of this, the federal government influences policy decisions in the Metro Area through its agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and National Institutes of Health. All these levels of government are integral to how politics works in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area.

The political climate in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area is strongly liberal.

In Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area 63.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 34.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.6% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 63.3% to 34.1%.
The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area is strongly liberal.

Maryland 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.

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland: 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 four elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 179,542 contributions totaling $39,453,973 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $220 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 30,388 contributions totaling $12,685,335 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $417 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area Politics Voting
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area Politics Voting
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