Four Women Explain Why They Voted For Trump

By Jessica Farrish and Andrea Lannom
The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The Register-Herald in Beckley, W.Va. sits down with four local women on why they voted for Donald Trump.

The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.

Kristen Adkins — Education consultant, Oak Hill.

Adkins, 42, voted for Donald Trump because her political beliefs most closely aligned with the businessman’s proposed policies.

Although he wasn’t her first choice as a GOP presidential candidate, she said, she preferred Trump to Hillary Clinton in the general election.

“The first (reason), most important to me, was border security and that we need to take care of our people at home before we let immigrants in,” said Adkins. “And cutting off illegal immigrants.”

West Virginia’s struggling coal industry also prompted Adkins to vote for Trump.

Prior to President Barack Obama’s economic policies, said Adkins, her own economy was “better.”

“I thought that Hillary — if I had voted for her — my personal economy would have been worse,” she explained. “So I’m hoping that with voting for Trump, West Virginia’s economy and my own personal economy will do better.”

Adkins said she’s also concerned about the possibility of euthanasia — the assisted killing of a person — becoming legal in America.

“Another reason I voted for Trump was for conservative justices to be appointed to the Supreme Court,” she explained. “A lot of people think that’s just abortion and marriage equality, but it’s more than that … Down the road, I’m thinking ‘euthanasia.”

Adkins was uncomfortable with Clinton’s stance on legalized abortion, which Adkins opposes, and she said her support of Trump was also a way of avoiding several of Clinton’s policies.

“I think life is very important. I believe life begins in the womb,” she said. “(Clinton’s) very liberal with her abortion views.”

Concerns about the Middle East also prompted Adkins to favor Trump.

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