Bill Rigoni
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The Ohio county that picks presidents is leaning Trump

In 1960 Ottawa County voted for Richard Nixon while the rest of the country wanted John F Kennedy. That marked the last presidential election in which the residents of this Ohio county on the coastline with Lake Erie differed from the national result.

For 13 elections in a row the country has gone the way of this so-called bellwether county.

With 93% of its population being white the demographics aren't very representative of the US, but its per capita income of $28,703 (£21,896) is the US average almost to the dollar.

Residents here are concerned about the economy and vote with their wallet, political leaders told the BBC.

The BBC's Franz Strasser went around Ottawa County to find out which candidate has the edge in 2016.

  • 22 Jul 2016
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