There’s a lot at stake for rural America during each election cycle. When election season heats up, stay tuned 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.
See the maps below for the latest results for U.S. House and Senate races. The data updates automatically as polls close and votes are tallied. Click or tap on a state for more detailed county-by-county or district-level results. (Source: Decision Desk HQ)
Rural and urban governments experience many of the same challenges and understanding them as interconnected is one way to tackle those issues, argues Michelle Wilde Anderson in her book, The Fight to Save the Town.
A fresh round of funds was pumped into the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Broadband project when the infrastructure bill passed a year ago. That investment is bringing connectivity to some of the most rugged and remote corners of the country.
Winning an extra Senate seat in Georgia shouldn’t obscure the fact that the Democrats are still falling behind the GOP in rural America. It’s good to celebrate a win, but Dems need to make sure the brutal race doesn’t turn into a pyrrhic victory.
Voters in rural areas have become more Republican in their congressional preferences since 2006. Democrats, in the meantime, have held onto their advantage in the central part of the nation’s largest cities.
Starting with President Reagan, decades of Republican-led efforts led to a gradual corrosion of civil legal aid services. Rural communities saw legal aid offices close and some rural residents lost the only legal help available to them.
Could a decrease in rural support be part of a disappointing season for Republican candidates? The Daily Yonder looks at presidential and congressional races in three states: Pennsylvania, Maine, and Montana.