McDonough County, IL, 2016 Voting Outcomes

One of the many unexpected voting outcomes in 2016 occured in the rural county of McDonough, IL. Their constituents voted for two very opposite candidates: Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, and Liberal Senate Candidate Tammy Duckworth. While Duckworth certainly didn't fair as well as Trump in this county, she did take a significant amount of the vote. One theory supporting this outcome is the voter preference for the "outsider"