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The “Forgotten” Voters Who Won the Presidency for Trump

WASHINGTON, DC – While J.D. Vance’s book Hillbilly Elegy has been out for awhile, the Conservative Book Club is adding it to the Conservative Bestseller List for fortuitously telling the story of the “forgotten” voters who won the presidency for Donald Trump.  Identifying with these voters early on, Trump tapped into the rural voters in “Rust Belt” America, which most likely helped him win the big prize states of 2016, including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and most likely Michigan.

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like using his personal family life experiences.

“If you want to understand how Trump won the 2016 presidential election then you need to read this remarkable story of the “forgotten” voter,” said Christopher Malagisi, Editor in Chief of the Conservative Book Club.  “While being ignored by both parties for years, they finally had their voice heard this election.”


The Conservative Book Club’s weekly conservative bestseller list is independently created and the selection of books for the weekly list is determined by the Conservative Book Club. Data for the Lists is derived from Nielson BookScan Data, the provision of which does not imply any endorsement whatsoever by Nielson of any Conservative Book Club activities or Lists.

To learn more about the Conservative Book Club’s Conservative Bestseller List, or to schedule an interview with CBC Editor in Chief, Christopher Malagisi, please contact Alyssa Cordova at

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