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for Indy Week Vol. 33 Issue 44, Nov 2016
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In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton loss in North Carolina by four points to Donald Trump. At the state level, however, Democrats had a large gubernatorial win by Roy Cooper. Democrats are left with mixed signals from North Carolina voters, and question the future of politics.
President-elect Donald Trump has stated plans to immediately deport three million people. North Carolina immigrant communities are fighting for immigrant rights and gaining allies. More local nonprofit organizations, such as NC Dream Team, are forming and working to stop immigrant deportation.
The current political atmosphere seems to reflect Nixonland, a social history of the 1960s and 1970s through the lens of Richard Nixon’s presidency. Many citizens of Durham believe that the goals of President Donald Trump’s administration conflict with Durham’s progressive values and goals.
Wayne County, though it has voted Republican in the last thirteen presidential elections, has more registered Democrats than Republicans. President-elect Donald Trump won the rural county’s votes over issues regarding race, economy and jobs.