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Pretty abnormal, and certainly the best example of an exception to the traditional wisdom of urban/democrat, rural/republican. Using the 2016 state-level results, as well as the results of the rural/urban divide from the 2010 census found here, we can create a similar plot to the one in your question, which shows us Vermont and Maine as the two outliers on ...


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Urban areas tend to vote Democratic, and have a comparatively large numbers of 9-5 workers — white collar, blue collar, and service work — who cannot get to the polls early. In the last few decades, urban areas have also tended to have more compacted polling stations, i.e., polling stations with insufficient personnel or equipment to handle the amount of ...


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