The Star’s democracy reporter Sabrina Nanji trained an instructive spotlight this week on a major – possibly pivotal – challenge facing the Liberal and NDP campaigns in the June 7 election in Ontario.

In studying the unlikely coalition that makes up so-called Ford Nation, Nanji encountered a Windsor resident, a single mother on social assistance, who was having trouble finding work and who had two children under 12, both with learning disabilities.

The woman’s answer to her plight?

She plans to vote for the team of Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford.