Shelbyville residents who turned up to vote at the fairgrounds may have supported different candidates. But regardless of their party affiliations, many agreed the economy ranked as their top concern. And like many, voter Jessica Flannery said something even more important drove her to the polls.
“But also I mean this is a historic election. I mean anybody who didn’t vote for this is just insane.”
Voter Angela Phillips agreed.
“The country’s in a crazy state right now. Obviously the economy is a huge issue and we have to vote, we have to make a difference. It’s the only way that, you know, anything’s going to change.”
This election turned out many first time and infrequent voters.