US elections 2020: the county that almost always gets to decide who will be the next president


  • Stephen Starr
  • From Vigo County, Indiana (USA) to BBC News

Residents of Vigo County, Indiana, have a kind of talent. Except for two notable exceptions, in 1908 and 1952, all presidential candidates chosen by the region since 1888 ended up arriving at the White House.

Because of this record, the mood among voters in Vigo County can serve as a sort of preview for the result of the US presidential election on November 3.

For Susan and Terry Hayhurst, owning a 688-hectare farm did not stop them from traveling the world. They were in Europe for work and also for holidays. Her daughter Hayley, 25, is studying fashion in London.

And when it comes to politics, for them, Donald Trump is the only viable option.


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