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How is COVID-19 pandemic playing a part in the 2020 election

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic continue to impact our lives. Even all the way up to Election Day.

Posted: Nov 2, 2020 6:48 PM
Updated: Nov 3, 2020 9:53 AM

REDDING, Calif. – The impacts of the coronavirus continue to impact our lives. Even all the way up to Election Day.

Some believe the president is getting a handle on the pandemic but others are worried and want new leadership.

“If this is the best that [Trump] can do, then he is not a fit leader,” said Cynthia Snyder, who voted for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

“A fit leader would've recognized in January that this is something serious and this is something that needs to be addressed.”

“People don't understand that the pandemic is not the only thing [Trump] has to worry about,” said Doug Parent who voted for President Trump.

“It's a big thing, don't get me wrong, but I think he's being a real manager.”

Samantha Finch, a first-time voter, tells Action News Now coronavirus concerns are the main reason behind her candidate choice.

“I came to vote this year because I think it's really important to vote especially with how things are going,” said Finch.

But several voters say they have faith in the president.

“I think he is the right man for the job to clean up what he started,” said Richard Moore. “Let's give him a chance.”

“I still think Trump is our best hope in solving this simply,” said Parent. “He's not doing an emotional thing out there, he's behind the scenes trying to accomplish something.”

But others don't agree and believe a change of leadership is needed.

“I don’t think Trump has handled it very well,” said Finch. “I don’t think we should've gone into a complete lockdown of the county and I think the CDC should've started doing the testing.”

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