by William Bender, Staff Writer
COUDERSPORT, Pa. - Confused about how Donald Trump got elected? Maybe it's time for a road trip.Hop on the Schuylkill Expressway and drive past Allentown and Williamsport and 'villes you've never heard of.
Head north until your ears pop from the rise in elevation and the light pollution fades away and the stars seem so close you can reach up and stir them with your finger.Here, the Trump-Pence signs appear along hand-drawn ads for maple syrup, firewood, and dollar pumpkins. Deer heads perk up as you travel west on U.S. Route 6, past the wooden sign on your right with all-capital letters: "Welcome to Potter County. God's Country."
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