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Host: Scott LaMar

Smart Talk: What issues influenced your vote?

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Nov 8, 2016 3:45 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, November 8, 2016:

Just as a reminder -- former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his candidacy for president in December, 2014.  That's officially how long this presidential campaign has been going on.  In those early months almost two years ago, Bush and former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were viewed as the frontrunners for their party's nominations.

Much has happened since then and very little of it was expected or ordinary.

Donald Trump's entry into the presidential race wasn't taken very seriously by the political establishment.  But Republican voters had different ideas and Tuesday voters will be deciding between Clinton and Trump for the most part.

This longest of campaigns has felt longer because of the thousands of political commercials on TV, the insults and charges that have been leveled by the candidates against their opponent and a sense that a bombshell would be dropped on a weekly -- or maybe even a daily basis.

So, it finally all comes down to this.  Or does it?  For the first time, a presidential candidate (Trump) has questioned the legitimacy of the results -- even before the votes have been counted. 

There are strong feelings about the candidates but ultimately issues -- as is normally the case -- should decide which candidate wins.

On Tuesday's Smart Talk, we want to hear from you about the issues most important to you as you decided who to vote for.

We'll get reports from a few nearby polling places too so be sure to tune in.

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