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The Military, Border Security And Jobs Drive Early Voters To The Polls

Louisa Jonas
Texas Public Radio
Morris Goen

Early voting continues to be strong throughout Texas. In Bexar County early voting locations will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday.

We talked to voters casting ballots at Lion's Field about the issues that are driving them to the polls. “Getting rid of corruption in Washington D.C. and we need some change,” say a woman who prefers to remain anonymous. “A lot of it is the military, all the wars we’re fighting in, what we should be doing, what we shouldn’t be doing, what we need to be doing with ISIS. Border security is very big to me to.”Mary Lou Riojas says, "I had a hard time finding job these last two years, and I just found one recently that had benefits. That’s what I was looking for. I think a lot of people—that’s what they want, a good job with benefits with insurance. I think that’s what people are trying to look for in a president, that’s going to give ‘em that.” “Looking at me, I’m a 6-foot-3, 250 pound black guy,” says a man who also wishes to be anonymous. “What you’ll see is it’s fairly difficult for a person like me to live their lives as a normal person. And when I hear one candidate talk about making it more difficult for people to live the lives that they should be able to live by being who they are, I can’t circle around that. I can’t support that candidate.” Morris Goen says, "What’s important to me in voting today is No. 1 is the belief in the security of our country, both militarily and internally, by means of securing our border. Making sure our enemies know we are a country."