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New Hampshire seeing virus spread in rural communities

The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in rural New Hampshire towns, health officials say.

In Clarksville, a small town in the northern part of the state, one in every 27 residents has an active COVID-19 infection. In Colebrook, near the Canadian border, a COVID surge site that was taken down in June has been reopened in preparation for an influx of COVID-19 patients.

On Tuesday, New Hampshire surpassed 200 infections per day for the sixth day in a row. COVID-19 transmission in the state seemed to be under control this summer. The governor has yet to issue a statewide mask mandate.

PHOTO: New Hampshire’s Rising COVID-19 Casesand Hospitalizations (The COVID Tracking Project, abc news)

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Although new cases in New Hampshire remain low compared to most other states, according to an ABC News analysis

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Rural success gave him win over Biden

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Here’s a look in Florida as of Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla – Former Vice President Joe Biden might have won the presidency after days of counting, but Election Day was a flop for Democrats in Florida.

Much has been made of how the Democrats hemorrhaged support from Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade County. But that alone does not explain why Biden lost the state by about 375,000 votes, a substantial gap in a state known for paper-thin margins.

An analysis of post-election data shows that several factors played into the Democrats’ bad day.

Biden did underperform in heavily Hispanic Miami-Dade County, as Republicans were successful in casting the former vice president as a socialist threat in communities where people have up close and personal memories of socialism and communism. Turnout in areas that went for President Donald Trump surpassed turnout in areas that went

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People’s Action director: Media misses ‘basically everything’ about rural voters

George Goehl, the director of the progressive group People’s Action, said Wednesday that the media misses “basically everything” about rural voters.

Goehl told Hill.TV’s “Rising” that mainstream media coverage is “missing people’s humanity” and leaves out the fact that “a lot of” people in rural counties “rejected” President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE and voted for 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump may continue to campaign after Election Day if results are not finalized: report Hillicon Valley: Biden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked | Majority of voters in three swing states saw ads on social media questioning election validity: poll | Harris more often the target of online misinformation Analysis: Where the swing states stand in

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Hill contributor: Washington media was disconnected from rural voters in 2016

Author and Hill opinion contributor Daniel Allott told Hill.TV Thursday that the news media should invest more in varying perspectives in order to accurately report on rural and middle America voters.

“The 2016 election exposed a real disconnect between the Washington media and much of the country,” Allot said. “Very few journalists predicted Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher’s lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump’s attack on ‘socialized medicine’ MORE’s rise or his election victory, and it didn’t seem like enough reporters were interested in really getting to know who his supporters were.” 

Allot’s new book, “On the Road in Trump’s America: A Journey into the Heart Divided Nation,” delves into his experience with different communities in key battleground states, from West Virginia to Pennsylvania and

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Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

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Children scramble for candy during a homecoming parade on Friday Oct. 16, 2020, in Wessington Springs, S.D. The parade had to be postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak that killed five residents of the local nursing home.

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Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn’t see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.

“All of a sudden it hit, and as it does, it just exploded,” said Dr. Tom Dean, one of just three doctors who work in the county.

As the brunt of the virus has blown into the Upper Midwest and northern Plains, the severity of outbreaks in rural communities has come into focus. Doctors and health officials in small towns worry

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