Grant County, WV

Grant County, West Virginia, has the distinction of being the “Trumpiest” county in the second “Trumpiest” state in America. Eighty-eight percent of Grant County’s voters cast their ballots for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the most of any county in West Virginia. And 69 percent of West Virginia voters cast their ballots for Trump, the highest share of any state except Wyoming.

Unlike much of the rest of West Virginia, Grant County is historically Republican. Its residents will provide insight into how the Republican base is responding to Trump’s presidency as it unfolds. Grant County, which borders Maryland on West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, has also been hit hard by job losses and the opioid epidemic.

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Welton Park Petersburg drug addicts
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Grant County Steel Fair
Opioid Crisis West Virginia

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WV Drug Addiction
December 15, 2017

In Search of Sobriety in the Heart of Trump Country

West Virginia is often referred to as ground zero of the opioid epidemic. Its overdose rate is double the national average, and by far the highest of any state. Residents of Grant County, on the state’s Eastern Panhandle, discuss how the crisis has affected their rural community and what’s needed to combat it.

Publication: The Washington Examiner

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Grant County WV
November 2, 2017

West Virginia still all-in for President Trump

Grant County, W. Va., has the distinction of being the Trump-iest county in the second Trump-iest state in America. That is, 88 percent of Grant County’s voters cast their ballots for the Republican nominee in last year’s presidential election, the highest share of any of West Virginia’s 55 counties.

Publication: The Washington Examiner

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Grant County

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People of Trump's America