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Old 11-18-2016, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I'm from rural America, proud to be. Loved growing up there, and think it's fantastic. Most of my family still lives there. None of us got the election results we'd have preferred.

"Rural America" is not the homogenous bloc people think it is. It's not as simple as that.
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Old 11-18-2016, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I'm from rural America, proud to be. Loved growing up there, and think it's fantastic. Most of my family still lives there. None of us got the election results we'd have preferred.

"Rural America" is not the homogenous bloc people think it is. It's not as simple as that.
Quite true.

I am in a very Rural area and among my rural neighbors are Muslims (Such as myself), Amish, A few Native Americans, Hispanic Catholics, At least one Somalian Family etc. Doubt if any of us voted Trump
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Old 11-18-2016, 05:03 PM
 
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Quite true.

I am in a very Rural area and among my rural neighbors are Muslims (Such as myself), Amish, A few Native Americans, Hispanic Catholics, At least one Somalian Family etc. Doubt if any of us voted Trump
since you live in rural Minnesota, I would venture to say the VAST MAJORITY of rural Minnesota voted for Trump.

Minnesota has gone Democrat every election since 1972 and this year the Democrat (Hillary Clinton) only carried Minnesota by a narrow 1.5 %
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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since you live in rural Minnesota, I would venture to say the VAST MAJORITY of rural Minnesota voted for Trump.

Minnesota has gone Democrat every election since 1972 and this year the Democrat (Hillary Clinton) only carried Minnesota by a narrow 1.5 %
True,

The majority of Rural Minnesota did vote Trump. But there are some areas like where I live and the Rural population is atypical.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:45 PM
 
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True,

The majority of Rural Minnesota did vote Trump. But there are some areas like where I live and the Rural population is atypical.
I don't know how tiny of an area you are calling .........
'some areas where I live ".........but looking at an election result map, from the Canadian border to the Iowa border............every single rural county bordering North Dakota and South Dakota went RED .

And that is going 4 deep counties from the borders eastward
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I don't know how tiny of an area you are calling .........
'some areas where I live ".........but looking at an election result map, from the Canadian border to the Iowa border............every single rural county bordering North Dakota and South Dakota went RED .

And that is going 4 deep counties from the borders eastward
I think you and I are going in 2 different directions. Probably my wording a few posts back led to this.

What I began addressing was this:

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I'm from rural America, proud to be. Loved growing up there, and think it's fantastic. Most of my family still lives there. None of us got the election results we'd have preferred.

"Rural America" is not the homogenous bloc people think it is. It's not as simple as that.
Primarily this part:

"Rural America" is not the homogenous bloc people think it is

Rural America is no longer a homogeneous bloc. It is now a mixture of races, races and nationalities. They can no longer be pigeon holed as a single mind set.


I was too vague when I said:

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Quite true.

I am in a very Rural area and among my rural neighbors are Muslims (Such as myself), Amish, A few Native Americans, Hispanic Catholics, At least one Somalian Family etc. Doubt if any of us voted Trump
I should have been more precise and specific when I said: Doubt if any of us voted Trump

I was not meaning the majority did not vote Trump, I was saying that I doubt those of us that are Muslim, Amish, Native American, Hispanic Catholics, Somalian voted Trump. I did not intend it to imply the County did not go Trump.
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Old 11-19-2016, 05:38 AM
 
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Interesting that Woodrow LI would assert the voting direction of Amish folk ...

All of the Amish and Mennonite groups I know of ... and I'm in a rural area surrounded by several Mennonite churches with different levels of observances ... DO NOT VOTE in any election per the teaching/directives of their groups.

I've had conversations with several of them about this and how election results could adversely affect their practices. For example, birth control/abortion issues have a pretty clear direction from the Democrats which are counter to their beliefs. By abstaining from voting, they're allowing something which is abhorrent to them to be a mainstream part of society rather than asserting their voice on the matter. Their tax monies go to the health care system, too.

The local Mennonite group is sizable enough to have a significant voice ... if they chose to use it ... on these tax issues, yet they don't vote their concerns.

Perhaps the local sects in MN have different teachings regarding such voting participation? although I doubt it as I've visited with many of their brethren as they come through our area for weddings or are traveling to visit their relatives, and their teachings seem to be fairly consistent on these issues. Noteworthy, too, is that a lot of them don't trust outsiders and want nothing to do with them. I've had more than several contacts where I've been able to assist them in their travels, yet I am put on "ignore" ... literally, I've been the mechanic who diagnosed and repaired their vehicles while traveling through this area and they wouldn't even acknowledge or speak to me. They would only communicate with me through their local church member who was the contact that arranged for me to do the work. It's almost comical to be in a conversation face to face with these folk yet not be acknowledged or spoken to. But that's illustrative of how much they reject any contact with those they perceive as outsiders ... even when you are being of assistance to them. Such is the distance they want from any contact with regular society ... and it extends to their position on the vote.

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Old 11-19-2016, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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If you live in a rural area like I do, one that was absolutely decimated by NAFTA (signed off on by Bill Clinton), you know few people that voted for Hillary, even if they may have voted Democrat on occasion.

Things have a way of coming back around.
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Old 11-19-2016, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Interesting that Woodrow LI would assert the voting direction of Amish folk ...

All of the Amish and Mennonite groups I know of ... and I'm in a rural area surrounded by several Mennonite churches ... DO NOT VOTE in any election per the teaching/directives of their groups.

I've had numerous conversations with them about this and how election results could adversely affect their practices. For example, birth control/abortion issues have a pretty clear direction from the Democrats which are counter to their beliefs. By abstaining from voting, they're allowing something which is abhorrent to them to be a mainstream part of society rather than asserting their voice on the matter.
True and as I said the Amish I know did not vote Trump. Which is true as they did not vote.
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