MUSKEGON, Mich. — Heading into the 2020 presidential election, political strategists are closing in on potential hot spots in battleground states including Michigan.
Last week, political newspaper The Hill named Muskegon County one of 10 counties in the country that will decide the 2020 election.
"I think it's really kind of an honor for us," said Muskegon voter Jennifer Romanosky. "And hopefully we get enough voters out to actually make a difference, if we're going to be one that makes a difference. I think a lot of people have really strong opinions and I hope that they get out to the polls and vote."
Voters told 13 ON YOUR SIDE that they understand why Muskegon County is an interesting sample of voters in Michigan. The Hill mentions Muskegon County's manufacturing industry and the growing health care sector as reasons for making the list.
Muskegon County has voted solidly democratic for decades. But in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won it by just 1,200 votes. Overall, the margin of victory was slim in Michigan, with Trump taking its 16 electoral votes after winning the state by just over 10,000 votes.
While most describe Muskegon County and a good place to live, some voters 13 ON YOUR SIDE spoke to don't believe the working-class towns within the county match up with what Trump administration expects.
Some of the issues most important to the voters include the economy, climate change and gun control.
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