Clinton, Iowa -- Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Many business, including the AmeriFile Tax Centers, in downtown Clinton shuttered as the town has struggled to keep population and employment numbers steady.
A transformation to a knowledge-based economy has not taken root here in Clinton, Iowa along the Mississippi River. But there has been a profound structural change of another sort: white working class voters switched from Democrat to solidly Republican in the last presidential election, upending decades of political predictability.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times