ARUNDEL, Maine — During the state’s presidential preference primary on Tuesday, Helene Butterfield cast her ballot for former Vice President Joe Biden.
Her reason for filling in that oval next to the Delaware Democrat’s name?
“I just felt that he probably would be the best guy to run against Trump,” Butterfield said, as she stood at the polls inside the bay of the Arundel Fire Station on Limerick Road. “We’re in a big mess, and we need to beat Trump.”
Butterfield made it clear she does not like the way the president treats others.
“For one thing, he makes fun of people all the time,” she said. “He’s just a big bully.”
Butterfield said she thinks Biden — who served in the U.S. Senate for years before he became vice president — knows Washington, D.C.
“He’s been around for a while,” she said. “I think he has the ability to get things done.”
Butterfield also said she voted “no” on Question 1 on the state referendum ballot.
“I believe all children should be vaccinated,” she said. “I definitely want vaccination to stay in place because I believe we need it.”
If fewer people were to get vaccinated, as a result of religious or philosophical exemptions, there would “be more diseases, more young children getting sick,” Butterfield said.
“Which is ridiculous,” she added. “I mean, why go backwards?”