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Illinois' coal country votes for Trump

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Coal country votes Republican, in Harrisburg, Southern Illinois
Coal country votes Republican, in Harrisburg, Southern Illinois Philip Crowther

In this final stretch of the US presidential election campaign, Hillary Clinton is still the current favourite to win the race to the White House. Donald Trump has alienated many voters over recent weeks. But his core supporters aren’t abandoning their candidate.

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His provocative ways are going down very well with white working class men, one of his core voter blocs. They can be found in many parts of the United States. But to meet some of the most passionate Trump voters, our correspondent Philip Crowther travelled to Southern Illinois into coal country, which is often dubbed Trump country.

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