From left, 16-year-olds Jonathon, Kip and Rupert, three Trump supporters from North Carolina, stand for a portrait outside the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center. (Photos by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Trump “will bring jobs back to the coal country.” — Charity Gilley, 27, left.
“He stands for what is right, and he tells the truth. He thinks what everyone is thinking, he just has the guts to say it.” — Cathy Murph, 54, right.

As national polls spew percentage points during the final week of the presidential campaign, Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford decided to find some singular voices. He chose a Trump event in Fletcher, N.C., a small incorporated town just south of Asheville where almost 5,000 people have the chance to vote this Tuesday. North Carolina is one of four states considered a swing state; the other states are Arizona, Florida and Maine.

Most of the population here is white — 88 percent of the population according to the 2010 Census — but Botsford found a panoply of ages and races in the crowd. He also found some resolute descriptions about why they plan to vote on Tuesday and for whom. In a state historically conservative and Republican, the answers may be surprising.

“They [my children and grandchildren] will never know the freedoms that my husband and I have known if Hillary becomes president. [Trump] is the first person to stand up and speak up for people.” — Jean Brewer, 75, left.
“America needs change, and he  is change. He has put a lot more topics out on the front line.” — David Thompson, 40, right, with his 2-year-old daughter Gabriella.
 “I think the Trump supporters are fired up and more will vote in this election.” — Mike Caldwell, 54, left.
I am not a supporter, but I am going to vote for him. I think he became his own worst enemy. It’s one of the things I don’t like: his arrogance. I am not a supporter; I just like the business aspect. I won’t sleep with a woman I don’t trust, so I definitely won’t vote for one.” — Rick Currie, 46, right.
“I think there is a vote that the polls don’t reflect. He gets the voters out. I think he has brought up the issues that need to be talked about.” — Jacob Hall, 16, left.
At right, “The New Uncle Sam” says he believes that Trump’s run for president has encouraged the average American to be involved in the electoral process.
“I think the polls are wrong, so I think he is going to win. I think that he has got a movement going here, and he has more people involved.” — Kim Chabra, 55, left.
“I would love to see him beat Hillary in a landslide, because Hillary is the lowest form of life. We have been asleep from all the criminality in our government. At my age when I think of my grandkids growing up in this world it makes me very sad. Donald Trump has promised to bring us back to goodness and decency.” — Anna Lazo, 91, right.

“I went to Saudi Arabia, and if they would have let us do what they sent us over there to do back then, we wouldn’t have all these Muslims running around chopping people’s heads off.” — Dan Reid, 56, left, a Navy veteran
“He is standing for what the United States used to stand for — what is right. He has brought us together. Obama has brought us division. He will put the ‘United’ back in the United States.” — Diamond Phoenix, 60, right
“I think he has stirred some passion in people. They either really love him or really hate him. Same with Hillary. There is no middle.” — Angel Hill, 53, left.
“Trump has made people realize exactly where we are at and that we need change. We don’t need no more Clintons because of what he has done in office and what she has done.” — Joyce Case, 54, right.
“I think he [Trump] is the only candidate that has stood up to the media. I believe in the life of the unborn child and the definition of marriage between a man and a woman.” — Bodie Catlin, 68, left.
“We need change. We need less government. We need Hillary in prison. We need Obama in prison. We need a wall. I think Obama has split up the country and Trump has started to bring it back together.” — “Chief” Cherevas, 54, right.
(Photos by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)