Josh Heaton “immediately” regretted voting for Donald Trump in 2016. The lifelong Republican intends to make amends by supporting Joe Biden next month in the battleground state of Arizona.
Moderate conservatives like Heaton who are switching sides in the southwestern state — where Trump won by some 100,000 votes last time, but Biden now leads by a slender margin — could prove vital to the US election, analysts say.
“We didn’t feel like we had very good options” in 2016, the 43-year-old engineer told AFP at his home in the Phoenix suburbs.
“To be honest, until I voted I didn’t know who I was going to vote for. And I had some regrets immediately afterwards,” he added.