Transcript for Pennsylvania: Crucial battleground state
Let's bring in ABC's Martha Raddatz in Philadelphia this morning we'll she'll be hosting "This week." Martha, good morning. Let me start with this pence news. Do you think it will have an affect on the race especially with the vice president continuing to stay on the campaign trail? That's what's extraordinary. The vice president is going to campaign in North Carolina this evening, even though he's been in close contact with someone who has the coronavirus. Hard to argue he's an essential worker as a vice president. But as a campaigner continuing to do this, I'm sure the Biden campaign will put a spotlight on this. We hope the vice president's staff is doing well with the virus. Just in Rachel's piece you hear the president saying covid, covid, covid, covid. Now covid, covid, covid, covid is in the vice president's office and of course after the white house had it as well. Dominating the news yet again. Martha, you're in Philadelphia. You spent the past few days traveling around Pennsylvania. Speaking with voters. This is one of the most crucial battle ground states. What are you seeing and hearing nine days out? I think there are not huge surprises here. What is surprising is the number of people I talked to who were trump voters in 2016 who now switched to Biden. People who have never before voted for a presidential candidate who is a Democrat. Those people say it's come down to character. They say they're tired of the chaos. They look some of the president's policies, they do. In the end they decided to go with Joe Biden. Don't like his policies as well as the president's, but they said it really did come down to character. On the other hand, you have trump supporters who will never leave him, who love the way he talks, who are not worried about covid-19. Some of those people I talked to wear masks. They take personal safety seriously. They don't really care that president trump doesn't wear a mask. They're going to stick with him no matter what. As you know, Dan, the state is so essential. 1.5 million people have already voted here. 70% are registered Democrats. It will take a little while to count those ballots. They can't start counting until election day. People are going to be watching that count extremely closely. Martha, thank you very much. Don't forget to check out "This week" later this morning. Martha will have her full report on her travels through the key battle ground state of Pennsylvania. That's right here on ABC. Whit, over to you. Another programming note we'll have live coverage of election night all night long with George Stephanopoulos and the entire powerhouse political team at election headquarters in New York, D.C. And Delaware. Plus we'll have correspondents live from battle ground states across the country. That's Tuesday, November 3rd, starting at 7:00 P.M.
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