In America's presidential bellwether, Trump still has a lead—but women are peeling off.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—A late model Cadillac Escalade—in a paint hue resembling Donald Trump’s coiffure, and sporting a large “Trump-Pence 2016” decal—rolled into the parking lot of Pizza City around lunchtime here on a cool October Wednesday. The doors opened, and out stepped the top three members of Trump’s Indiana campaign: Vice Chair and Communications Director Tony Samuel, Chairman Rex Early and State Director Suzanne Jaworowski.
They were here to meet Trump supporters at a rah-rah, get-out-the-vote powwow. It was the first day of early voting in Indiana, and Trump’s Indiana team had come to Vigo County to rally the faithful—and, if they were lucky, maybe swing some late deciders in the swingiest of swing counties. For the second time in less than a month, the team had traveled to the nation’s “most solid bellwether county,” according to the Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, as part of their “Early for Trump” effort to “fire up the Trump-Pence Indiana Train to make Indiana the first state in the Trump-Pence victory column on November 8th,” a press release before the event announced.