How Trump Won – The Trump Belt Swept Across US from Maine to North Dakota–
This map shows how much Donald Trump outperformed Mitt Romney in 2012 vote margins in counties across the United States. (New York Times map)
Trump’s message especially resonated with voters from Maine to North Dakota.
This swath of the country surrounding the Great Lakes has been obliterated by Democratic economic policies for decades now.
The states where Trump significantly outperformed Mitt Romney included:
Northern New Hampshire
The “Trump Belt” is a geographically contiguous area that we don’t normally think of as a single coherent region of the USA. pic.twitter.com/lhz41jcVA9
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 16, 2016
The Trump Effect Swept Across Every Battleground State.
Note: Trump won Arizona and Georgia but by a smaller margin than in 2012.