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Election Day tense for one couple on opposite ends of political spectrum: ‘We just ... agree to disagree’

He voted for President Donald Trump on Tuesday, she voted for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. She voted in favor of the proposed fair tax amendment, he voted no.

Dan Anderson, 51, and Jennifer Kosharsky, 46, pose for a portrait after casting their ballots outside DePaul University’s Athletic Center in Lincoln Park on Election Day, Tuesday morning, Nov. 3, 2020. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times
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At a time when politics have never been more divisive, Dan Anderson and Jennifer Kosharsky are learning to make it work.

Anderson and Kosharsky, who are engaged, are on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

Anderson voted for President Donald Trump on Tuesday, while Kosharsky voted for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Kosharsky voted in favor of the proposed fair tax amendment, while Anderson voted no.

Anderson, 51, believes Trump’s first term as president has gone well. He pointed to the country’s economy as one example of why he believes that’s true, saying it’s “doing way better than it was before.”

While Anderson blamed the Democrats for making the country “very divisive” over the past four years and voiced his support for Trump, Kosharsky, 46, stood beside him shaking her head in disagreement.

“It’s appalling,” Kosharsky said. “I don’t know how anyone can be a Trump supporter, he’s the worst president ever, he’s just a horrible person.”

Kosharsky said she’s not against voting Republican, however, “Trump was out of the question.”

Their political differences have been hard on their relationship. Politics has been a frequent conversation ahead of the election.

But overall, they said they have a wonderful relationship.

“We just … agree to disagree,” Anderson said.