Aurora, CO Politics: Is It Liberal or Conservative?

Election Results and Trends in Aurora, CO

Aurora, CO voted Democrat in the last Presidential election, with this party winning 55.3% of the votes counted, followed by 42.1% voting Republican and other parties voting 2.7%. Therefore, this city is considered as moderately liberal and is ranked 171 out of top 333 most populated US cities on being the most conservative and ranked 171 out of 333 on being the most liberal city.

Presidential Elections Voting Trend

The last six Presidential election results (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) for Aurora, CO are: R R D D D D

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Aurora, CO Presidential Voting Trend, 2000-2020

Aurora, part of the diverse Arapahoe and Adams counties, has experienced a shift towards liberal candidates over the last 25 years. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Aurora's votes were mixed or leaning conservative, with candidates like Dole (R) in 1996 and Bush (R) in 2000 and 2004. However, the city has since trended liberal, backing Obama (D) in 2008 and 2012, Clinton (D) in 2016, and Biden (D) in 2020. The shift reflects the changing demographics and political dynamics of the region.

Local Elections

At the city level, Aurora's elections are nonpartisan, but there has been a discernible trend towards more progressive and diverse leadership. This shift has been evidenced by the election of candidates prioritizing social equity, community engagement, and sustainable development. At the same time, individual races may vary, but the general trajectory points towards a more inclusive and progressive local governance.