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Ed Townsend - Columnist
Posted 11/2/20

Hope everyone has voted… polls open till 9 tonight.

Wow… have you ever seen politics like this presidential campaign.

Some of the folks tell me they have never seen such sharp differences …

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Hope everyone has voted… polls open till 9 tonight.

Wow… have you ever seen politics like this presidential campaign.

Some of the folks tell me they have never seen such sharp differences offered by candidates for the office of president.

This campaign offered sharp differences on most every issue. Coronavirus and the pandemic has seemingly been one of the most talked about issues and this came up in talks with folks we interviewed in this area.

Asserting the nation needs to open backup, Trump said “the recovery rate for individuals who contract the coronavirus is 99 percent and 99.9 percent for young people and we can't keep this country closed.”

“This is a massive country with a massive economy, people are losing their jobs, they're committing suicide, there's depression, alcohol, drugs at a level that nobody's ever seen before, there's abuse, we have to open our country, the cure cannot be worse than the problem itself, and that's what's, happening, Biden wants to close down, he'll close the country,” Trump said.

Biden said the nation can “walk and chew gum at the same time.”

The former vice president under the Obama administration said, “slow up, more social distancing, do not open bars and do not open gymnasiums, do not open until you get this under control, but when you do open, give the people the capacity to be able to open and have the capacity to do it safely,” Biden noted.

On the issue of a vaccine President Trump said “it's going to be announced within weeks and its going to be delivered, the military is going to distribute the vaccine,” but Biden countered by saying, “we're going to go into a dark winter and there's no prospect that there's going to be a vaccine available.”

Two contrasting views offered by the two candidates on just one of the many topics covered in the last debate.

The American people have had a definite choice and it all will end tonight.

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