Local voters react to election results

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Some analysts are calling Donald Trump’s win one of the biggest political upsets in U.S. history.  Millions of Americans watched stunned as Trump won crucial battleground states like Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina.

Trump won both Georgia and Alabama, but in Columbus, Hillary Clinton won Muscogee County with 57.3 percent of the vote compared to Trump’s 38.9 percent.

Alabama voter Cody Webster says he is shocked, but satisfied with the results.

“When I first started I was just like I don’t know I guess we’re not going to win.  I was expecting her to win.  I was getting ready for that, but as the night got closer and closer, took forever by the way, I was pretty happy,” he said.

Georgia voter Melissa Tremblay is also surprised by the votes, but she has a different reaction.

“I didn’t see it coming.  I thought the whole thing was just a joke and it would eventually work itself out.  I didn’t think it would actually to this point where he would win.  Even last minute last night I was in denial last night,” she explained.

Trump supporter Michael Jackson says he saw Trump winning all along.

“The results show forth for themselves Trump is our next president.  It’s time for our country to come together and time to move forward,” Jackson said.

Clinton supporter James Washington says he didn’t imagine Trump winning the election.

“I guess we have to find a way to live with that like we’ve done with everything else in life,” Washington said.

Gabi Hernandez because a U.S. citizen last year and is a first time voter.

“Toward the end of the night, even though I didn’t want it to be that vote, I started kind of thinking maybe it is going to happen so, I wasn’t as shocked because I started preparing myself for it, but as a whole I’m pretty shocked,” she described.

Clinton, who made her concession speech shortly before noon Wednesday, narrowly leads in the popular vote despite losing the election.

 

 

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