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Here And Now Hits The Road

Randy Duncan, an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, poses for a portrait outside the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Springfield, Ill. (Neeta Satam for Here & Now)MoreCloseclosemore
Randy Duncan, an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, poses for a portrait outside the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Springfield, Ill. (Neeta Satam for Here & Now)

Here & Now went on a road trip to Illinois and Indiana this week. Once again this election season, they're visiting locations to take the pulse of the electorate. Click through to view some highlights:

Jeremy and Alex Ashlock went to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, IL and met Randy Duncan, who calls himself a Lincoln presenter, so seriously does he take the job of portraying Lincoln.

Jeremy visited a neighborhood in Indianapolis, where people are fighting violent crime and building community with a bike shop. The photos are spectacular.

A Trump voter in Indiana who lost his factory job just 12 weeks before he would have been eligible for his pension is trying to make a new life for himself.

And this audio postcard from Alex... a visit to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis.

Thanks to NPR Member Stations WFYI and WUIS. Next up from the Here & Now team before the Nov. 6 mid-term voting happens — Robin Young and Karyn Miller-Medzon from Florida and Jeremy Hobson from Orange County, California.

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