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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

Breaking Down the Battleground States


More Election Coverage

The Presidential Campaign: Looking Back at the Race for Rural Votes

Analysis and Data

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.

Source: USAFacts.org

Check out our Covid-19 dashboard for more coverage on the pandemic in rural America.


Rural Healthcare

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


Rural Broadband


Racial Justice


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.


Looking Back

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)

Joe Biden

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?

This sample ballot tool originated as a project of The Chicago Reporter and is provided with support from Newspack and the American Press Institute. Candidate data is sourced from Ballotpedia.
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