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By Staff

In 2016, voters in the Rust Belt and Appalachia decided the presidential election. Polls predicted a win by Democrat Hillary Clinton. Instead, Republican Donald Trump swept into office on a campaign largely won by capturing the loyalty of voters in rural areas of Postindustrial America. Traditionally Democratic strongholds in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ohio flipped to vote for Trump.

This time, these states could decide a close race again.

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