Donald Trump’s 2016 election win put an exclamation point on two decades worth of political shift from Democrat to Republican in Appalachia. Except for urban centers and a few notable exceptions, Democrats have essentially been wiped from the map in the region.
Now, in an ever increasingly polarized political environment, can they make up ground by using the new president as a foil?
I looked at the early signs in 2017 for 100 Days in Appalachia. Read it here.