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The Pennsylvania women Trump has lost

October 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

They are all nervous.

"I wasn't ready to say to anybody, even my own husband, I'm not voting for him again.

But I, I obviously am saying that now," Geitner said.

These women voted for Donald Trump in 2016.

They are part of the 50% of white women in Pennsylvania who exit polls showed helped Trump flip the state four years ago.

Regret is the word all of the Pennsylvania women we interviewed bring up when talking about their vote for Trump in 2016.

"I feel like I did a disservice to women by voting for this guy," Brady added.

Unlike 2016, this November Smeltzer, Brady, and Geitner all say they are voting for Joe Biden.

Eight percent of voters who supported Trump four years ago now say they currently support Biden.

By contrast, only 1% of voters who supported Clinton say they are switching to Trump.

Koplove, and TurnPABlue's executive director Jamie Perrapato, say they know this from reaching out to women statewide through the grassroots organization they founded in response to Trump's victory in 2016.

And I'm probably a good example of someone who's gone through a lot of change in four years," said Geitner, a lifelong Republican, who lives in Pittsburgh.

Geitner says the single issue that drove her to vote for Trump in 2016 was the economy.

"I thought if we have a strong economy that's good for everybody, that's good for jobs. " She said she never recalls actually liking Trump.

But Geitner says she did like that he seemed authentic, "because then I know what I'm dealing with. "

She says she wasted her vote four years ago and said she was blinded by Trump's celebrity.

Now, when asked what words she would use to describe Trump, she says: "I have a lot of words I probably can't say in this interview, but he's just a letdown. "

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