Ohio and Pennsylvania Compared

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Mr. Beat compares and contrasts the two crossroads states, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Produced by Matt Beat. All images/video by Matt Beat, found in the public domain, or used under fair use guidelines. Music by Reed Mathis and Electric Needle Room. Thanks to the AP Archive for use of additional footage.

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Ohio and Pennsylvania

The Buckeye State and The Keystone State

Two neighboring Midwestern states in these United States. Ok, well, western Pennsylvania feels Midwestern, but eastern Pennsylvania definitely feels Mid-Atlantic. Heck, you could even classify parts of Pennsylvania as part of the Northeast region of the country. It’s a crossroads state, really. Um, but yeah, this video is about Pennsylvania AND OHIO and you know what? BOTH are crossroads states, with easy access to so many great places. Both states sure do have a lot in common, for real.

First of all, both are part of the Rust Belt, a region of the country known for declining industry and run down factories. Even decades after most of these factories have shut down, several cities in both states continue to lose population each year.

Both are probably about to lose one electoral vote in the Electoral College, because the population of both hasn’t grown much in recent years.

Hey speaking of the Electoral College, if a presidential candidate wins either Ohio or Pennsylvania, odds are they are winning the entire election. Ohio and Pennsylvania pick winners, baby! Pennsylvania picked the winner for all but two presidential elections between 1789 and 1880. Both Ohio and Pennsylvania tend to be swing states in recent years, although Ohio seems to be more reliably Republican lately. Both have one Republican U.S. Senator and one Democratic U.S. Senator. Now, the governor of Ohio is a Republican and the governor of Pennsylvania is a Democrat. But the state legislatures in both states currently have Republican majorities.

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