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Election bellwether town may offer November clues

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>> Of all the cities across the country claiming to be the General Election bellwether, Terre Haute, Indiana, a small town on the Wabash River, is the only one to have picked the winner of the presidential race every time for the last 60 years. Reuters' political correspondent Ginger Gibson recently visited the quaint center of Vigo county.
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The population of the city and the surrounding area only comes to about a 108,000 people. But they serve as a bit of a microcosm of the rest of the country. Terre Haute has an impressive history of picking presidents, since 1888, they've only been incorrect twice. That's a batting average of 30 out of 32.
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>> But the results of Vigo County's primary election which granted is six months before the general are eyebrow raising. Returns show that presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders. But, even more troubling for Clinton, is that Republican, Donald Trump, earned more votes than both of the Democrats, with over 8,500.
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Gibson talked to voters, on the day of Indiana's primary, to get a feel for how they might vote in November.>> Voters in Terre Haute are divided on what they'll do next. I spoke with several of them outside their polling place including some Bernie Sanders voters. Some of which said there was no way they could ever support Donald Trump.
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And that they would, even if it's reluctant, back Hillary Clinton.>> Never Trump. Never Trump.>> But it's not just Democrats who are saying they could never vote for Donald Trump. I spoke with a Ted Cruz voter, 20-year old criminology student here in Terre Haute, who said that he can't get behind the Trump candidacy, he'll vote for Hillary Clinton.
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Not everybody is ready to cross party lines. I spoke to a handful of Cruz voters that said they wouldn't have to think twice. They're so opposed to a Clinton presidency, that even if they're not crazy about him, once they get to the ballot box in November, they'd push their buttons for Donald Trump.
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>> It's hard to say what supporters of Sanders or Cruz will decide to do in November. But based on the differential of 41 votes between the two parties in Terre Haute's open primary, the general election could be a nail biter.>> And you can't have her be your president.