Robeson County, NC

Robeson County, North Carolina, is America’s most racially diverse rural county, with a population that is approximately one-third Native American, one-third black and one-third white. It is also North Carolina’s poorest county, and Donald Trump’s promises to renegotiate trade deals and revitalize areas hit hard by the decline of manufacturing resonated with residents here who have struggled to find work in the wake of the closing of several textile and manufacturing plants. By promising to stand up for these workers, Trump was able to seize the mantle of hope and change from President Obama. Four years after Obama won the county by 18 percentage points, Trump won in by 5.

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Robeson Republican Party Chairman
June 13, 2017

Turning Their Blue County Red: Republican Leaders in Robeson County on Trump

Robeson County used to be an overwhelmingly Democratic county. But it suddenly turned red in 2016. On a recent visit, Daniel Allott sat down with six members of the Robeson County Republican Party to discuss how this happened.

Publication: The Washington Examiner

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Robeson County

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Robeson County household income
May 31, 2017

Robeson County: America’s Most Racially Diverse Rural County Goes for Trump

Robeson County is traditionally Democratic, with registered Democrats outnumbering registered Republicans 2 to 1. Until last November, the county hadn’t voted for a Republican for president since 1972 or for a Republican state senator since Reconstruction after the Civil War.

Publication: The Washington Examiner

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Robeson County

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Danny Britt
May 28, 2017

State Sen. Danny Britt on Trump’s Appeal

Danny Britt, the first Republican to win Robeson County’s state Senate seat since Reconstruction after the Civil War, talks about Robeson County’s vast needs, why he thinks Donald Trump won the county, and what he thinks he will have to win to secure reelection in 2018.

Publication: The Washington Examiner

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Robeson County

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One Word Describing Trump
May 25, 2017

Trump’s Victory in One Word

We asked residents of some of the counties that were crucial to Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory to sum up using just ONE WORD why they think Trump won.

Publication: The Washington Examiner

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Robeson County

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