The small town of 04985 West Forks, ME, is nestled in the heart of rural Maine and is known for its close-knit communities and quaint small-town charm. Despite its size, the town has a vibrant local political scene. Though West Forks does not have any local politicians elected to higher offices, there are several candidates running for a variety of offices from county commissioner to school board member. The locals are passionate about their chosen candidates and regularly participate in debates and meetings to discuss issues that affect their community. Voters take pride in having their voices heard through their ballots, making sure their representatives are held accountable for decisions made on behalf of the citizens. Community members also actively engage in discussions about local issues such as taxes, schools, and infrastructure projects that will help shape the future of West Forks for generations to come.
The political climate in Zip 04985 (West Forks, ME) is moderately conservative.
Somerset County, ME is moderately conservative. In Somerset County, ME 37.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 60.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.7% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Somerset county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 60.4% to 37.0%.
Somerset county voted Republican in the two most recent Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in the previous four.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Zip 04985 (West Forks, ME) is moderately conservative.
West Forks, Maine is moderately conservative.
Somerset County, Maine is moderately conservative.
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Maine is somewhat 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.
West Forks, Maine: d d d d 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 three elections.
Individual Campaign Contributions in zip 04985 (West Forks)
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 0 contributions totaling $0 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $0 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 4 contributions totaling $550 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $138 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)