Beyond the bubbles of the big cities and upper-class college campuses is an America that values community over careers, and has faced a downward trajectory for decades
Anthony Rice house in Youngstown, Ohio is a mile away from a river valley once filled with mills offering undertakings. Many of those left in the 1980 s, and with them, many residents.
His home is one of the few occupied on the street. Empty plenties or boarded-up homes make up most of the block. He points to those remaining, listing his neighbours and their age. They are all over 70. This neighborhood is okie-dokie, although not much goes down here, he says. Store used to be all around here, but they largely gone. The people left are either too old to move or waiting for someone to buy them out.
The road itself is a patchwork of potholes. This street hasnt been paved in like eternally. They merely dont am worried about us. But we used to that.
Youngstown is the largest city in Mahoning County, Ohio, where Donald Trump narrowly lost a district Barack Obama won twice easily. That was partly because turnout in Youngstown which is lower income, younger, and close to half African American dropped by roughly 15%.
It was a blueprint replicated across the US getting just enough working class, older and wealthier suburban whites to flip and turn out for Trump, while a small enough sliver of minorities and younger white voters did not turned off. It was achieved in merely the right places: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
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