MONROE, Mich. — The standoff with Iran pushed the United States and Iran to the brink of war. It was the highest-stakes week of President Donald Trump’s administration.
And it was felt most deeply in areas such as Michigan's Monroe County, which has buried young soldiers at a rate higher than most other places in the country.
Monroe is part of a cluster of Rust Belt communities that voted for Democrat Barack Obama then flipped to Trump in 2016.
Researchers said in a study that people in places with higher rates of military deaths voted disproportionately for Trump, and that Trump's political fate in 2020 could hinge on earning those votes again.
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