“Will I fit in?” is perhaps the most common question any homebuyer asks.
Is “How will my potential neighbors vote” one of your criteria when evaluating where to buy (or rent) a home?
I don’t think that the last Presidential election was quite as representative of the areas’ political proclivities, but this is a start, thanks to the Virginia State Board of Elections:
The 2009 gubernatorial election was mighty close in Albemarle County:
And the City of Charlottesville was, shall we say, a bit more one-sided:
For a current example, look at the current City Council election season:
The Democratic nominees will eventually compete with at least five independents in the general election, but in a city long dominated by Democrats — and where all five current councilors are Democrats — the primaryis a key milestone in the election cycle.
Looking at the results from the Virginia State Board of Elections reveals some interesting things: