Landslide Divide: Republicans and Democrats Physically Separate into Partisan Counties

In the past 40 years, landslide counties — where the Republican-Democrat vote divide is more than 20 points — have increased from just 391 counties in 1980 to 1,726 today. According to The Wall Street Journal, the split manifests in everything from attitudes toward guns, COVID-19 and even church attendance. How can a U.S. President hope to lead a nation torn along partisan, ideological and even geographical lines?

Background Resource:
How Politics Has Pulled the Country in Different Directions
[The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2020]

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