— The Hill (@thehill) November 6, 2020
President Trump drew his greatest support in this week’s election from areas hardest hit by Covid19, an analysis by The Associated Press finds.
Of the 376 counties with the highest number of new cases per capita of Covid19, a whopping 93% voted for the President.
Most were rural counties in Montana, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Wisconsin.
“Public health officials need to step back, listen to and understand the people who aren’t taking the same stance” on mask-wearing and other control measures, said Dr. Marcus Plescia of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Michaela Lane, a 25-year-old Republican, dropped her ballot off last week at a polling site at an outdoor mall in Phoenix. She cast her vote for Trump.
“I feel like the most important issue facing the country as a whole is liberty at large,” Michaela Lane, a 25-year-old Republican who voted for Trump said. “Infringing on people’s freedom, government overrule, government overreach, chaos in a lot of issues currently going on and just giving people back their rights.”