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The 2020 Elections and the American Nations

The American Nations boundaries show up in just about every closely contested election, and the 2020 presidential contest was no exception.

With the help of my Portland Press Herald colleague Chad Gilley, I crunched the election results (as of November 10) via the regional cultures as well as breaking out each of those between rural and urban counties and even between each of the six degrees of urban/rural-ness as defined by the federal government’s National Center for Health Insurance Standards.

The results can be found in this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram and online here. (There’s also a brief sidebar on the paradigm for readers unfamiliar with it.)

By comparison, here’s the 2016 version of this exercise.