U.S. presidential elections tend to be decided by small numbers of voters in a handful of battleground states. Partisan sentiment is so evenly split in those states that seemingly minor factors can decide who wins all of a state’s electoral college votes. So the fact that weapons makers play a major role in the economies of states like Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania has intriguing implications for the November election. I have written a commentary for Forbes detailing the role played by companies like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies in the most important swing states here.
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