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Denise LaMont, 38, stands for a portrait before voting in the Bella Vista neighborhood. She is stationed in the army in Virginia but has come back to vote. "It's my right, my duty and my privilege," LaMont says.
Trump supporter Joe Diandrea, 24, stands for a portrait before voting at his polling station in Northeast Philadelphia. "I'm voting for Trump because I like his business mindset," says Diandrea. "I'm a real estate agent and investor."
Ed and Maureen Lis stand for a portrait in the Northeast neighborhood while waiting in line to vote. They didn't want to stand in front of a Biden-Harris sign "[Voting] is our right. Many people died for that right."
Olajide Okintomide, 47, stands for a portrait after voting at his polling station in Northeast Philadelphia, where he recently bought a house. "I love Joe Biden and want to give him my vote. I will vote for him every time," says Okintomide.
Leonard Brown, 62, stands for a portrait in North Philadelphia after voting. "I've been voting since I was 17 and have never missed an election," says Brown. :I've been trying to get Trump out for four years. I've never disliked a person as much as I dislike this man."
Teresita and Dennis Alfrey, 72 and 77 respectively, stand for a portrait before lining up to vote at their local precinct in Bensalem, PA, just north of Philadelphia. Dennis is a Vietnam Veteran and the Alfreys come from a family of military veterans -- her father served in Hawaii during WWII and their daughter is in the airforce. "We vote every election," says Teresita.
Kwame Byrd, 46, and his daughter Savannah, 3, stand for a portrait after Kwame voted. "I'm inspired to vote all the time," Byrd says. "The circumstances are a little unique but I'm moved to vote every time I get the chance."
Lisa and Michael Shoemaker, 38 and 40 respectively, stand for a portrait in South Philadelphia after voting. "It's just the policies. I agree with Trump on more policies than Biden," says Michael, who also voted for Trump in 2016.
Alayiah Baggett, 18, stands for a portrait in North Philadelphia after voting for the first time. "I care for us as a whole. Not just minorities, says Baggett. "Since Trump's been in office there's been a lot of racism and discrimination. He's opened up that platform."