BEAVER — Beaver County will spend the waning days of the 2020 presidential election within the nationwide highlight but once more.
The county will likely be featured prominently on NBC Nightly Information Sunday night, as NBC Information senior nationwide correspondent Kate Snow will likely be co-anchoring the published stay from Beaver. This system will embody segments that includes interviews with Beaver County voters and USA TODAY Community State Capitol Bureau reporter and veteran Occasions political reporter J.D. Prose.
Snow spent Wednesday speaking with native voters, together with a pair who had been lifelong Democrats working within the building and coal industries who switched to Republican years in the past and are devoted supporters of President Donald Trump. She spoke with one other native lady who voted for President Barack Obama, however opted for Trump in 2016 to “drain the swamp,” Snow mentioned, however is now voting for Vice President Joe Biden.
“I do not assume that the nationwide viewers understands what an space like Beaver County has been by way of prior to now few many years,” Snow mentioned. “We’re making an attempt to inform the story of how did a county that may be very recognized for its Democratic roots go for Trump in 2016 and what is going on to occur this 12 months.”
Prose mentioned he mentioned the county’s political and industrial historical past and the influence that financial struggles had on the county’s politics.
“We mentioned Beaver County’s historical past with metal and the business’s collapse, and the influence many years of financial struggles have had on voters and county politics, notably the county’s shift from a dependable Democratic one to a steadfast Republican one though Democrats nonetheless maintain a voter registration benefit. In fact, we additionally talked about how these financial considerations would possibly have an effect on this 12 months’s election, in addition to the prospects of each candidates within the county,” Prose mentioned. “It was an incredible dialog and NBC Information’ curiosity solely goes to indicate how a lot of a bellwether the county has turn out to be in presidential races.”
The community is that includes key battleground states this weekend as Snow co-anchors with José Diaz-Balart. On Saturday, she’s going to co-anchor from Cleveland, whereas Diaz-Balart is in Charlotte, North Carolina. On Sunday, Diaz-Balart will likely be in Miami whereas Snow anchors from Beaver.
Weekend Nightly Information airs Sunday at 6:30 p.m. domestically on WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh’s NBC affiliate. NBC Information’ protection of Election Day will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.