Posted on 07/19/2018 at 04:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The 2016 presidential election caught many experts by surprise, for sure.
One such contribution to that shock was Wisconsin, which Hillary Clinton was so confident of winning that she didn’t make a campaign stop there.
Wisconsin, and ultimately the Electoral College, went for Trump. But not everyone was caught off guard by this.
Labor leaders in the Dairy State, at the time, told writer Dan Kaufman that they had a sense that Wisconsin’s long shift from progressive to conservative was about to manifest itself significantly.
Kaufman has since written a book about that trend. It’s called The Fall Of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest Of A Progressive Bastion And The Future Of American Politics, and he discussed it recently on Fresh Air.
Listen below or read the full transcript on NPR’s website.
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