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There was a lot at stake for rural America this election. Keep it locked to the Daily Yonder for reporting and analysis on the role of rural voters and rural issues in the race, the results, and the road ahead.
Reviewing the Rural Vote
Trump Maintains His Large Rural Margin; Democratic Vote Grows the Most in Mid-Sized and Large Metros
Breaking Down the Battleground States
More Election Coverage
The Presidential Campaign: Looking Back at the Race for Rural Votes
Analysis and Data
What can we learn from prior Elections?
The Rural Buzz – A Special Series on Rural Social Media Activity During the 2020 Election
This Yonder-exclusive series analyzes the political sentiments of rural social media users in six battleground states.
The Rural Campaign Trail
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The Issues and Policies to Watch
Covid-19 in Rural America
The lives of more than 20,000 rural Americans have been claimed by Covid-19.
From January 2010 to 2019, nearly 100 rural hospitals closed. Of those, 1 in 3 were critical access hospitals.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Addiction and Opioid Abuse
Overdose death rates for opioids and methamphetamines are higher in rural areas than urban ones.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Post Office
9 of 10 voters have a favorable view of the Postal Service. Yet from 2010 to 2020, nearly 700 Post Offices closed across the country.
Source: Pew Research Center, United States Postal Service
Our Land, Water, and Air
Democracy and Civic Life
What Else Matters Most to You? – Tell Us Your Agenda for Rural America
To help guide our ongoing coverage of politics and public affairs, we’re asking our readers what issues are most important to them. Tell us what you think the candidates and campaigns should be talking about, and we’ll strive to keep those issues in focus.
The 2020 Presidential Primary
2016 in Retrospect
The 2018 Midterms
Before You Go Vote – Review What Was on the Ballot
The Race for the White House
Donald Trump (Incumbent)
Party Affiliation: Republican
Rural Policy Proposals: No listed rural plan from campaign website or party platform.
Vice Presidential Candidate: Vice President Michael Pence (Incumbent)
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Rural Policy Proposals: The Biden Plan for Rural America (via campaign website).
Vice Presidential Candidate: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
What Else was On Your Ballot?
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