Zip 18701 (Wilkes-Barre, PA) Voting


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The politics of 18701 Wilkes-Barre, PA are driven by the needs and desires of its citizens. The area boasts a diverse population with a mix of backgrounds and ethnicities that all have an impact on the local political landscape. Local representatives aim to ensure that their constituents’ voices are heard when it comes to making decisions about the city. One way they do this is through Town Hall meetings, where residents can come together and voice their opinions on hot-button topics or proposed laws that will affect everyone in the city. Additionally, local politicians strive to create an environment of equitable access to resources and opportunities for all Wilkes-Barre residents. This includes investing in education, housing, public safety initiatives, job training programs, and other initiatives that benefit everyone in the community.

The political climate in Zip 18701 (Wilkes-Barre, PA) is leaning conservative.

Luzerne County, PA is somewhat conservative. In Luzerne County, PA 42.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 56.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Luzerne county remained strongly Republican, 56.6% to 42.3%.
Luzerne county voted Republican in the two most recent Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in the previous four.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 18701 (Wilkes-Barre, PA) is leaning conservative.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is leaning conservative.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is somewhat conservative.

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre Metro Area is leaning conservative.

Pennsylvania 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.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: 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 18701 (Wilkes-Barre)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 118 contributions totaling $53,972 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $457 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 33 contributions totaling $64,095 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,942 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Politics Voting
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Politics Voting
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Politics Voting History