Early voters make choice after final debate

FILE - In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale, Ill. Republicans have gained ground on Democrats' strength in registering voters in three battleground states _ and kept their razor-thin advantage in Iowa, offering some hope for Donald Trump and raising the stakes over ballot access in the final weeks before Election Day. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — As Nashvillians in the heavily populated Antioch area headed to the polls on the second day of early voting, many of them said they had not made up their minds until watching Wednesday’s third and final presidential debate.

“I watched and it kind of changed my mind,” said Bonita Jiles who told News 2 she was leaning Trump before settling on Hillary Clinton. “I put everything down on a piece of paper, compared the two and Hillary was the better candidate.”

Deborah Spencer was more specific about why the last debate was decisive for her.

“The issue of not congratulating the winner was really a deterrent for me,” Deborah told News 2 as Mr. Trump only said he would accept election results, “if I win.”

Adam Hunt saw Wednesday as a deciding factor as well after struggling with his vote.

“When it really came down to it, I could not vote for either one,” he said with a shake of the head. “It came down to it after all the debates that I could my conscience was voting for Mike Pence.”