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A passage from Margaret Atwoods, "The Handmaid's Tale"

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Turnout Tended to Be Higher in Battleground States In the states that NPR called "battlegrounds" or leaning states in its final battleground map, the majority had voter turnout rates far above the national rate (measured as the percentage of eligible voters who participated in the election). Source: U.S. Elections Project

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How the 2016 Vote Went, By Population Area The USDA breaks down counties into varying levels of urban- or rural-ness, using what are called "rural-urban continuum codes." When separated out into these buckets, it's striking how steady the shift from Democratic to Republican is as areas get increasingly rural. Source: NPR analysis of AP data

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Rural Voters, Have Shifted Strongly toward Republicans According to exit polls, support for GOP presidential candidates among urban and suburban voters has held steady since 2008, and support for Democrates has dropped slightly in those places. But in rural areas, Republican gains and Democratic losses have both been considerably larger. Source: CNN, NBC News, New York Times

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Trump Had Greatest Gains in Small and Rural Counties Difference in support for Democratic, Republican and Independent presidential candidates between in 2016 versus 2012 (in percentage points) Source: NPR analysis of AP data

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George Takei has a vital message for those misusing and misremembering Japanese internment.

George Takei has a vital message for those misusing and misremembering Japanese internment.

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