NBC News focuses on Anson County for 2022 midterm election

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On Flashpoint, an NBC News correspondent explains trends they find that could have national implications.

ANSON COUNTY, NC – In the New Year, a small, rural county 90 minutes southeast of Charlotte unexpectedly catches media attention.

“What we are finding is a story of voter apathy,” said Antonia Hylton. “A community that feels it has been ignored and abused in some cases.”

Anson County is one of seven counties in the United States that NBC News will focus on until the midterm election in 2022. Anson County is split evenly between white and black residents.

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Specifically, Hylton and his team at NBC will analyze the rural African American vote. Rural voters of color did not run for Joe Biden the way they did for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

“In 2016 Clinton won this county with 13 points secured and then in 2020 Biden won it with just 4 points,” Hylton said.

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Anson County has been hit by difficult economic times over the years. Voters’ priorities come as no surprise.

“Healthcare, broadband and the economy are priorities,” Hylton said.

You can see Hylton’s reporting as part of NBC’s “County to County” coverage on Meet the Press, Sundays at 10 a.m. on WCNC Charlotte.

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