KYW Newsradio listens to what matters most to voters as the May 17 primary nears PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania primary election on May 17 will determine whose names are on the ballot in the Nov. 8 general election. There is a lot at stake in Pennsylvania: a crisis of gun violence, recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, equity in education, abortion rights, election integrity, and infrastructure to name a few top issues. Gov. Tom Wolf is on his way out of Harrisburg, and a pack of Republican candidates are trying to keep the presumed Democratic candidate, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, from taking his place. And with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey’s retirement, the race for his seat has become one of the most competitive midterm elections in the country because it will help determine which party has control of the U.S. Senate. We asked voters from all walks of life — Republicans, Democrats and Independents — about what matters to them as the primary nears. Photo credit John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio At 89 years young, Leon Anderson from Exton is well-versed in this year’s ballot. He’s been registered to vote since he was 18. His father was involved in local politics as part of the West Chester Borough Council, so voting has always been important to him. Part of what drives him to the polls is the negative side of it: “I’m passionate about seeing people doing stuff to line their own pockets. I’m seeing people who make promises and […]
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