There are three roads to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. The traffic jam stretched 1.5 miles into Unity Township, out a mile toward the country club, and eight miles toward Pittsburgh.
The county paper predicted a crowd of 2,000-plus for President Donald Trump’s 7 p.m. hanger stop. There were more than twice that many vehicles in the parking lots and fields by 4 p.m., with some camping out overnight and miles more on their way, slowly passing the Trump signs that decorate every other yard.
The president won this state by a paper-thin 44,000 votes four years ago, and polls show a razor-tight race.