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Trump wins county, loses state, US

By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News
For decades Swift County was a reliable Democratic county, but in the past eight years it has fundamentally changed into a Republican county.

In a political change that can be baffling to some, voters who cast ballots for Democrat Barrack Obama in 2008 and 2012, were strong supporters of Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020.

However, despite winning 75 of Minnesota’s 87 counties in the Nov. 3 election, incumbent President Trump lost to Democratic challenger former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden received 52.4 percent of the vote to Trump’s 45.3 percent, and won by 233,111 votes. Trump had 1,484,894 votes and Biden 1,718,005.

In the 2016 election, Trump won Swift County decisively taking every city and 20 of 21 townships while getting 59.9 percent of the vote. He beat Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 2,962 votes to 1,679...
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