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Saturday, December 3, 2016

2016 Connecticut voting mirrors pattern across the country that helped Trump win: Many former Obama voters chose Trump over Hillary-The Day, Dec. 3, 2016

12/3/16, "From Obama to Trump: Four southeastern CT towns switch from blue to red in 2016," The Day (New London, Connecticut) , Martha Shanahan

"In 2012, voters across the region liked what they saw in Barack Obama. The president won the popular vote in 24 of the 25 towns in New London County in his bid for re-election, mirroring the support he got in Connecticut and across the country.

Four years later, four of those towns had had enough. In Ledyard, Montville, North Stonington and Salem, turnout went up, support for Democrats went down and Donald Trump won hundreds more votes in each town than both Mitt Romney in 2012 and Trump's rival in 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

They're not alone — 40 other Connecticut towns flipped from Obama to Trump this year, and only about 10 flipped from Romney to Clinton.

On the whole, the state stayed blue. But the way voters in these four southeastern Connecticut swing towns behaved in the election — and the way they look — mirrors the parts of the country that helped Trump win."...


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