Topic: Union Voters Are at Center of Trump vs. Biden Battle for Pennsylvania
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JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—Barry Hixson has one of the tougher jobs in battleground politics: convincing rank-and-file union members across central and western Pennsylvania to flip on President Trump.

“Trump supporters are very, very vocal. The people who have had enough of the show, the drama and the politics aren’t as much,” said Mr. Hixson, president of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 459 based in Johnstown.

The fight over the union vote in Pennsylvania and other Rust Belt states could be key in determining the next president and is challenging Democrats, who for decades relied on labor support only to be shocked by the allure of Mr. Trump’s message. In 2016, he earned a national level of backing from union members no Republican had reached since Ronald Reagan, exit polls showed.

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