How Trump’s Presidency Looks from Rural Wisconsin


From the New Yorker: “In interviews this month with more than two dozen people in Dunn County (Wisconsin) and in neighboring towns, I found that both parties are gearing up earlier than ever, vowing to contest counties that voted for Barack Obama, in 2008 and 2012, before lurching to Trump, in 2016, helping him win the state by twenty-two thousand votes out of three million cast. “Is it backfiring?” Mark Hagedorn, a dairy expert at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, asked about farmers’ decision to back Trump. “I think we can argue that six ways to Sunday.” Read more.