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.

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Reviewing the Rural Vote

Breaking Down the Battleground States

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.


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

Looking Back

The 2018 Midterms

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