- If Donald Trump is to win Ohio, it'll be because of places like Mahoning County in Ohio, where thousands of Democrats joined the GOP
- The county has long been reliably blue
First in an occasional series from CNN Politics and CNN Money examining the political anthropology of the United States and how demographic and social shifts are changing the political landscape
Mahoning County, Ohio (CNN)Dozens of lifelong Democrats were calling and Mark Monroe knew something was going on. They were calling the local Republican Party chairman because they wanted to join his party.