From Deep Blue to Deep Red: How Democrats Lost The Trust of Rural Midwesterners, and How They Can Regain Their Support

Political trends and voting patterns are well-known for their volatility over time. West Virginia, a presently firmly conservative state, was once known for being a relatively blue state. In the 1996 presidential election, Bill Clinton won West Virginia by nearly 15 points. In 2008, current U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, won the gubernatorial election […]