June 19, 2017

Robeson County in Pictures

The race to 2020 is about the presidency of Donald Trump. But, even more, it is about the people and places that put Trump in the White House. The project will chronicle how these people and places respond to the Trump presidency as it unfolds.

These photos introduce people whom Daniel and Jordan Allott met in Robeson County, North Carolina. America’s most racially diverse rural county, Robeson County is also one of America’s poorest and most violent counties. Its education system is poor and its economy has been devastated by job losses in the aftermath of NAFTA. A majority of the electorate there voted for Trump four years after overwhelmingly supporting President Obama.

This photo gallery was originally featured as a part of the Washington Examiner’s series The Race to 2020: The people and places that will define a presidency. You can read more about Robeson County, see more photo gallery content, or use the form below to get email updates about future updates.

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