This county has voted for the winner of every presidential election for 60 years

Louis Staples
Wednesday 04 November 2020 00:15
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The results are still coming in from the US election.

And some places have been better indicators than others when it comes to predicting the outcome of the 2020 election.

Vigo County in Indiana has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election for more than 60 years.

And a poll released in the final days of the election showed that everything is still to play for. An Emerson College poll released on 1 November shows the Democratic and Republican candidates for president tied on 48 per cent each.

Trump won Vigo County by 14 points in 2016, but voters there backed chosen president Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Since 1888, Vigo County voters have backed the winning presidential candidate on all but two occasions.

In 1908 and 1952, voters there defied the national result. However, since then it’s been a reliable indicator of the national result.

Though this time, given Indiana is Mike Pence’s home state and also the home state of new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the county might be more inclined to vote red.

But who knows? 2020 has shown us that there’s still everything to play for.

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