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Politics & Voting in North Dakota

North Dakota is a state in the Midwestern United States, and it is governed by three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. The executive branch is composed of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and other elected officials. The legislative branch consists of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. The judicial branch is made up of the Supreme Court and other lower courts throughout the state. North Dakota politics are dominated by two major parties: the Republican Party and the Democratic-NPL Party. Both parties have candidates running for office in each election cycle across the state. Generally speaking, Republicans tend to win more often in North Dakota elections due to their conservative values and approach on key issues such as taxes, health care, education, immigration, gun control and abortion rights.

The Political Climate in North Dakota is Very conservative.

In North Dakota 31.8% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 65.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.1% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, North Dakota remained overwhelmingly Republican, 65.1% to 31.8%.
North Dakota voted Republican in the previous six Presidential elections

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
North Dakota is Very 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.

North Dakota, North Dakota: 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 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 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 North Dakota

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 22,239 contributions totaling $3,028,099 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $136 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 10,598 contributions totaling $6,517,731 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $615 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Reviews for North Dakota    9 Reviews
    Great City if you love low crime and lots of work - 6/29/2023
    I have lived in Bismarck for most of my life and I really do enjoy it. It does have its pitfalls being it does have very extremes when it comes to weather. Much of the... Read More

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    Wood Smoke or Other Air Pollution Problems??? - 6/14/2012
    Two thirds of the peope in Washington state are 24/7/365 indoor and outdoor wood burners. People have no hobbies, interests, commom sense, intelligence or compassion for... Read More

    Road Conditions - 5/18/2010
    Out in the middle part of North Dakota roads are poorly maintained. I have seen numerous people miss up their alignment, hurt the bottom of their car, etc. due to... Read More

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