New COVID-19 Cases in the Month leading up to Elections 2020
FRIDAY, NOV 06, 2020
How big of a factor was the spread of the coronavirus in the 2020 presidential election? Not much, if you look at how people voted in the nation’s 500 counties that were hit hard in the month leading up to the contest. President Donald Trump won 93 percent of the counties with the highest rates of new infection between early October and the Nov. 3 election, according to a Social Explorer analysis. In Bon Homme County, S.D., where 1 in 7 people were infected over the preceding month, Trump took 74 percent of the vote. In Norton, Kan., where almost as many new infections were reported, he took 83 percent of the vote.
Use Social Explorer’s cutting-edge online tools to view the growth of the coronavirus pandemic in the month leading up to the presidential campaign.
New COVID-19 Cases, October 2020. Click here to explore further.