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Fri November 2, 2012
Voters Weigh In Before Election Day
As Election Day draws near, WNPR spoke with Connecticut residents for a week-long series, "Voices of Voters" to find out which Presidential candidate they support.
WNPRs Lucy Nalpathanchil spoke with four residents starting with Chinnel Chinnery of Waterbury. Chinnery says she's voting for President Barack Obama because the Democratic platform appeals to single mothers like her. Later, Lucy talked to Avon resident Arnold Curry on his lunchtime walk. He's a software engineer in Hartford who says a candidate's character resonates more with him than a year's worth of campaign rhetoric. The economy has been a major campaign talking point between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. Both men say they have plans to get people back to work. But if you're one of the unemployed, all this talk can be frustrating. Rick Mains from Middletown shared his thoughts as someone who's been unemployed for two years now. He was laid off from his job after fourteen years. The last voter we spoke to was Brookfield resident, Michael Zacchea. If you watched the Presidential debates, both President Obama and Governor Romney spoke very little about the concerns of one particular population in this country. Zacchea is an Iraq War veteran and Director of UConn's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. Zacchea talked about what veterans want to hear from the candidates before they cast their vote next Tuesday. Audio of the four interviews are on the left listed by name. Coming up Tuesday, November 6, listen to WNPR for live Election night coverage.