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Election Outcome Brings High Emotions for Voters

Emotions are high in the wake of President Barack Obama's re-election. Some folks in our area call it a shame, others call it a victory.

When asked how she felt, Tallahassee Resident Viola Black started singing, "Victory is done, victory is done."

But, not everyone is singing the president's praises.

Tallahassee resident Bill Bruchey says he felt ill about President Obama winning the election. He says, I wish the outcome would've been different. I'm just afraid that he's going to continue the wild spending, that he put us $6 trillion more in debt in four years."

FSU Student Kelsey Martin says she voted for President Obama. "I know people are upset. They're like, we're never going to get jobs and we're going to be in so much debt. We're already in debt, it's okay. There'll be jobs eventually. Either way we're going to be in debt. You can't fix it in one day."

Tallahassee resident Carolyn Schriemer says, "I think the outcome was good. I think he represents a broader spectrum of people, the middle class and working people. I think that he is more representative of women."

Tallahassee resident Edward Pena says, "Although I'm pleased with the result, I'm not pleased with some of the issues at hand. For example, I'm a veteran and there's been a lot of military cutbacks and there's going to be a lot more in the future. I don't feel that we should weaken our country. In fact, we should strengthen it."

FSU student Kaylyn Carter says she voted for Mitt Romney. "I'm hoping to see him [Obama] take some more action since it's second term and he doesn't have to worry about being re-elected. maybe he will really get some stuff done."

Most say regardless of their vote, the key now is to move forward.

Tallahassee resident Glenn Mitchell is pleased that the president won. He says, "A lot of people didn't quite believe in him. They wouldn't give him a chance. So, I'm glad he pulled it through."

Tallahassee resident Mike Sumner says, "Primarily, I'm glad it's over with. I think it was a terrible waste of money in the amount they spent. But, the public decided and we're going to have to go with who we elected for the next four years. I hope it goes very well."

As of Wednesday afternoon, majority of the people who answered our wctv poll say that they are devastated about the outcome of the election. About 13 percent say they are a little upset, 33 percent are thrilled and six percent are fairly happy.

To answer our poll on how you feel about the outcome of the election, go to the homepage of this website.


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