RACINE — The final presidential debate Thursday night was the last opportunity for voters to see President Trump and former Vice President Biden face off on the same stage, but several Racine County voters tell TMJ4 News they made up their minds well in advance.
Racine County is particularly significant ahead of the 2020 general election, because its voting results in each of the past seven presidential elections have favored the winners dating back to 1992.
In an election year unlike any other, the Wisconsin Elections Commission says around 35,000 Racine County voters have already returned their mail-in absentee ballots and another 7,600 cast their ballots during the first two days of in-person absentee voting.
Several residents who plan to vote on Election Day said the final debate wouldn’t affect their presidential choice.
“I don’t think there’s anything that can sway my decision, I really don’t,” said Gaele Cordes.
“I just want to know who’s doing all the lying,” Titan Hanson said.
For the Wasiks in Racine, the debate didn’t meet their expectations.
“We’re hearing a lot of the same material that we heard the first time around,” said Chuck Wasik.
“A little disappointed that we’re 20 minutes into it and we’re still on the first question,” said Linda Wasik.
Despite some disappointments, the Wasiks believe the second presidential debate was better than the first because the candidates didn’t talk over each other as much.
“This is much more comfortable to watch, it’s a civil debate,” Wasik said.
While a variety of key issues were discussed during the hour and a half battle on stage, the Wasiks think the economy should be the main focus of this election.