CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Long lines of voters moved steadily in the first hour of voting at the Municipal Center in this town of about 30,000 people in Butler County, a historically Republican county.
Cranberry Township, home to the headquarters of Westinghouse Electric and many engineers, voted four years ago for Mr. Trump. Signs outside the polling place voiced support for Republicans, including one reading “Fire the Lockdown Liberals.’’
“I’m voting to honor God today,’’ said John DeGraaf, 47, a software engineer who said he was voting for President Trump because of his appointments to federal courts.
Another engineer, Vince Vazquez, 38, whose mother survived Covid-19 in March, said Mr. Biden would do a better job handling the pandemic. “As an engineer, there is a certain level of rationality that you should have,’’ he said, complaining that the Trump administration had not followed the guidance of scientists.
Alex Kimbi, 29, an internet technology specialist, said he voted for Mr. Trump four years ago but was casting a ballot for Mr. Biden. “I thought I should give Trump a shot,’’ he said, “but after so many of his tweets and the way he talks, I think maybe I should try someone else.’’
“I just think Biden might be able to bring the country together,’’ Mr. Kimbi said. “He said he’s going to be the president for the whole of America and not a specific party.
Mr. Kimbi held a mail-in ballot that he had requested, but he said he did not trust the Postal Service to deliver it on time and was voting in person.
Justin Rees, 29, an engineer who said he did not vote in 2016, was casting a ballot for Mr. Trump. He described his position as a vote against the news media, which he said had distorted Mr. Trump’s speeches.
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