This key Indiana county just picked Trump

Vigo County

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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. 

Nidia Cavazos

Nidia Cavazos

Nidia Cavazos is a multimedia journalist with an emphasis on political reporting. She's contributed to Univision, KXAN, and USA Today College, and she was named one of six NBC Fellows by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in 2017.