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)
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.
In last week’s election, Democrat incumbent Raphael Warnock won by a landslide in the large metropolitan area of Atlanta, while Republican Herschel Walker won by a similar margin among rural voters, according to a Daily Yonder analysis.
John Fetterman improved the Democratic performance with rural voters as part of winning Pennsylvania’s Senate race. But in Ohio, Democrat Tim Ryan’s similar advance against Republican J.D. Vance did not affect the bottom line. Republicans won the rural vote in both states by about 2 to 1.
Ohio’s Tim Ryan and Pennsylvania’s John Fetterman, Democratic Senate candidates, both want to improve their margins with rural voters. Their very different approaches to doing just that offer insights on rural America’s working-class vote.
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.