Zip 05478 (Saint Albans, VT) Voting


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Politics in Saint Albans, VT 05478 has been largely dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. Over the past few years, local elections have seen a number of Republicans and Democrats vying for a variety of positions. Most recently, Representative Peter Welch was re-elected to his tenth term in Congress in November 2020 with an overwhelming majority vote in the district. In addition, Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray was elected as Vermont's first female lieutenant governor in November 2020. The current mayor of St. Albans is Liz Gamache, who was elected in 2017 and is running for re-election later this year. At the state level, Governor Phil Scott has been at the helm since 2017 and is expected to run for re-election this year as well. With so many candidates from both sides vying for office, it will be interesting to see how things play out in upcoming elections.

The political climate in Zip 05478 (Saint Albans, VT) is leaning liberal.

Franklin County, VT is somewhat liberal. In Franklin County, VT 52.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 43.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Franklin county remained moderately Democratic, 52.7% to 43.6%.
Franklin county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 05478 (Saint Albans, VT) is leaning liberal.

Saint Albans, Vermont is leaning liberal.

Franklin County, Vermont is somewhat liberal.

Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area is very liberal.

Vermont 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.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Saint Albans, Vermont: d 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 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 05478 (Saint Albans)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 770 contributions totaling $27,588 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $36 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 70 contributions totaling $24,066 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $344 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Franklin County, Vermont Politics Voting
Franklin County, Vermont Politics Voting
Franklin County, Vermont Politics Voting History