Rural Pennsylvania voters don't hate Biden as much as they hated Clinton — and Trump may need them to

Rural Pennsylvania voters don't hate Biden as much as they hated Clinton — and Trump may need them to
Kathy Pettorini with her flowers and her "Proud Democrat" sign outside her home in Ebensburg. - TOM GRALISH/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Robert Pristas works part time at a library outside Johnstown and does well for himself investing on the side. He says Joe Biden is “probably a decent guy.” But Pristas, 61, is voting for President Donald Trump because he fears Democrats will raise taxes.Andy Szekeresh lives 20 miles north of Johnstown in Ebensburg, in the rolling hills of Cambria County. A retired maintenance worker, he supported Trump four years ago but now plans to vote for Biden. “The country wasn’t ready for a lady president like that,” Szekeresh, 71, said of Hillary Clinton.And Biden? “He’s OK,” Szekeres...

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