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This key Indiana county just picked Trump

Will Vigo County get it right again?


Nidia Cavazos


Posted on Nov 8, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 3:16 pm CDT

For the past 100 years, Indiana’s Vigo County has accurately voted for the winning presidential candidate 24 times and has only been wrong twice—in 1908 and 1952—making it a key bellwether in U.S. elections.

Donald Trump has now won the entire state of Indiana—including Virgo. 

Given historical patterns in Vigo, Trump should be the next president of the United States. Of course, it’s always possible that Vigo will be wrong for a third time.  

There’s no real predictive power to Vigo, but Indiana has chosen its candidate. Indiana was also a red state in 2012 voting for Republican nominee Mitt Romney against President Barack Obama, but voted blue in the 2008 elections. 

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*First Published: Nov 8, 2016, 10:05 pm CST