While only 21% in Santa Clara County voted for Donald Trump, 46% of the American electorate voted for President Trump. Why did other parts of the Country see the contest so differently? To get some answers, County Supervisor Joe Simitian traveled to three states and had more than 100 conversations in counties that historically voted for Democratic candidates but “flipped” in 2016 to support Donald Trump. “My goal was to listen, learn and understand. And I learned a lot,” said Supervisor Simitian. Hear what he learned on his travels. Q&A to follow presentation.