Last week, while standing to get a pizza at my corner pizza place, one of the regular cashiers said to me that they were very excited because they were registered to vote and that they had turned 18 over the summer. This was going to be their first election.

Without revealing who I was voting for, I asked if they had figured out who they were going to cast their ballot in favor of. They said that they hadn’t totally decided yet and that they were still doing much research on the candidates as possible. They almost looked agitated that they hadn’t decided yet.

I told the cashier that it was actually a good thing that they hadn’t decided yet without feeling they knew all they needed to know because it’s like being on a jury. You want to know that you have figured everything out that you need to know.

A conversation with swing voters in Michigan has revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s decision to add Sen. Kamala Harris to his ticket might be driving many of them to vote for President Donald Trump in November.

Rich Thau of the analytics group Engagious spoke with 13 Michigan voters who cast ballots for Trump in 2016 but previously voted for former President Barack Obama.

During a remote conversation Thursday following Wednesday night’s debate between Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, the voters weighed in with the Engagious Swing Voter Project.

The small group dissected the debate performances of both candidates with Thau, and many of them indicated they were skeptical that Biden would complete a full term as president.

That’s where Harris came in with the voters, as the far-left senator from California would take the reins in the White House if Biden were unable to serve.

Eight of the 13 Michiganders who spoke to Engagious watched the debate, and 11 of the 13 said they are committed to voting for Trump.

In one group session, five of six voters who were asked if they thought Biden would be pushed out of office during his first term said they believed he would.

What bothered the Michigan swing voters about Harris, though, was her debate performance — and not for the reason you might think.

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