Explore How Appalachia Voted in 2020

Workers scan ballots as the Fulton County presidential recount gets under way Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. County election workers across Georgia have begun an official machine recount of the roughly 5 million votes cast in the presidential race in the state. The recount was requested by President Donald Trump after certified results showed him losing the state to Democrat Joe Biden by 12,670 votes, or 0.25%. Photo: Ben Gray/AP Photo

Although the media called the 2020 President race weeks ago, states across the country are finalizing their recounts and certifying their tallies this week, but the outcome is unlikely to change. Vice President Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States.

Appalachia is made up of 420 counties in 13 states, according to the Appalachian Regional Commission, stretching from New York to Alabama with a population of more than 25 million (diverse) people. The region is not a monolith, and doesn’t vote as one.

The two maps below allow you to explore how each Appalachian county voted in 2020. First, outcomes from Pres. Donald Trump, with outcomes for President elect Joe Biden below. Hover your mouse over each county to see the percent of the vote each candidate won.

Kayla Gagnon contributed to this report.

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