Fergus Falls Metro Area, MN Voting


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The Fergus Falls Metro Area is located in the Minnesota Valley region and is a part of the larger Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. The politics in Fergus Falls are largely organized through city, county, state, and federal government representatives. At the local level, people can elect mayors, city council members, school board members, county commissioners, and other local officials who drive policy decisions on topics such as public safety, quality of life initiatives, economic development, infrastructure improvements, education reform and more. Residents also have a say in state and federal matters by voting for their representatives in the US Congress as well as state legislators. All of these elected officials determine how our tax money is spent to improve the communities within Fergus Falls Metro Area.

The political climate in Fergus Falls Metro Area is very conservative.

In Fergus Falls Metro Area 32.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 65.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, the Fergus Falls metro area remained overwhelmingly Republican, 65.4% to 32.9%.
The Fergus Falls metro area voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Fergus Falls Metro Area is very conservative.

Minnesota is leaning 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.

Fergus Falls, Minnesota: 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 four elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Fergus Falls Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,759 contributions totaling $74,641 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $42 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 500 contributions totaling $103,378 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $207 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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