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Politics & Voting in Maryland

The Political Climate in Maryland is Very liberal.

In Maryland 60.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 33.9% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.8% voted Independent.

Maryland voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Maryland remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.3% to 33.9%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
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.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Maryland, Maryland: 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 candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-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 five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Maryland

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 575,581 contributions totaling $161,816,944 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $281 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 70,283 contributions totaling $33,123,191 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $471 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Reviews for Maryland    69 Reviews
    Lots to do in Maryland and beautiful state - 10/1/2017
    I was born here and sill live here 43 years later, the thing I don't like is the cold winters, we can get very cold and get plenty of snow and the summer can get very... Read More

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    Great... if you fit in - 7/6/2017
    Since my family moved to Maryland we have experienced numerous electrical and plumbing catastrophes, including small fires in the house, because of incompetent utility... Read More

    worst drivers - 3/2/2017
    nobody from Maryland can drive. they cause so many accidents and block traffic with their bizarre driving habits. it's not just an urban legend, it's actually true. ... Read More


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