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Last Updated: Friday, 29 October, 2004, 13:55 GMT 14:55 UK
Voters' views: Jim Hill
In the run up to the American presidential election we have been asking a panel of voters to share their views on the key issues. Here they give their final opinion before election day.

Jim Hill
Jim Hill:
Sudbury, Mass.

Linda Alston
Linda Alston:
Madison, Wisconsin

Jorge Caspary
Jorge Caspary:
Tallahassee, Florida

Nancy O'Leary Pew
Nancy Pew:
Seattle, Washington

Neil Sherman
Neil Sherman:
Germantown, Tenn.

Gary Webb
Gary Webb:
Sacramento, C'fornia

Jim Hill

Jim Hill
Name: Jim Hill
Age: 48
Lives: Sudbury, Massachusetts
Job: Equipment finance manager
Current voting intention: Republican
In 10 words or less: "Family man, business owner, community volunteer, gardener, fisherman, sports fan"
I will be voting for the re-election of President Bush.

I don't agree with every position he has taken, but I agree with the important ones.

I believe the majority of voters will make the same decision for the same reason.

Bush can potentially win both the popular and electoral votes, if as suspected some voters vote against Kerry to open the way for Senator Hillary Clinton to run in 2008.

Bush proved his leadership when it was needed and continues to show it.

The mainstream media, many 527 organisations, moviemakers and authors have tried to tear Bush down in a mean spirited way and have failed.

Our panel - Where they live

Senator Kerry would never have been able to withstand the same scrutiny or attacks with his nominal congressional record and involvement with Vietnam Veterans Against War (VVAW), as the Swift Boat Vet ads have shown.

The problems with potential voter fraud and the legions of lawyers at the ready may make this the most contentious election in modern times and calls for a rethink of future voter ID rules.

A big question is whether either candidate will have a large enough majority to claim a clear win and put this election behind us, so we can come together as a country again.

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