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'Hillary man or Trump man?' Maybe neither: Virginians on U.S. election

Follow The Current's Anna Maria on the road to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains as she meets voters and asks them which U.S. presidential candidate should occupy the White House.

Anna Maria Tremonti in Virginia: what average Americans are thinking about the elections.

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5 years ago
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Anna Maria Tremonti in Virginia: what average Americans are thinking about the elections. 1:07
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This summer, The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti set off on a road trip in search of the best bluegrass — and ended up talking politics. She travelled The Crooked Road to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, a stretch of Virginia that meets up with North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia — a region called  Appalachia.

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As luck would have it, Anna Maria arrived at the Floyd Country Store on a Friday night, when a weekly jamboree brings a cluster of people of all ages together to join in the lively gathering of music-lovers.

If I was, I would vote for [Hillary] ... I quit years ago.- Florence  Perdue  no longer votes

From that night, Anna Maria met voters in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and asked them which U.S. presidental candidate should occupy the White House.

'[Trump] kinda appeals to what America was 20 years ago, I guess what the working side of America was — good old boys and fixing things and not taking no crap and there's right and wrong and no grey areas.' - Jeremy Cup

This documentary was produced by The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti, Pacinthe Mattar and Josh Bloch.

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