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Election Results

PULLMAN, WASH –This year’s presidential election was one of the most memorable and controversial elections this country has ever seen.

Some may consider Joe Biden’s victory a benefit for our country, while others may argue that Donald Trump’s loss was an unfortunate outcome for our country.

“I was just so relieved that Trump wasn’t re-elected and he won’t be in office for another four years,” that’s how Washington resident Brooklyn Sanford felt about the election results.

However, this is not how everyone felt about the election results.

“I was a little bit shocked I guess, it was not what I thought was going to happen, and I don’t think that it is over yet,” said Oregon resident Kesley Gray.

Sanford says that the main reason she voted for Joe Biden was because of his support towards the Black Lives Matter community. 

“The way Biden has spoke upon it, it is just hopeful that he will put something in place and help people and stop the oppression that black people have been going through since the beginning of this country.”

Joe Biden took his Black Lives Matter support to Twitter on October 27th posting this video saying quote “Black Lives Matter. Period. I am not afraid to say it.”

Gray says that the main reason she voted for Trump in this election was because of something that Trump did as president that is really important to her.

“It is really important to me that late term abortions are not legal. I really don’t like that and I don’t support that, and that’s something that the Biden-Harris administration is ok with.”

Sanford thinks that a strong characteristic of Biden is his proposed health care system plan.

“You shouldn’t have to spend thousands of dollars just to get the health care that you need, especially for people who are born with diseases like diabetes. Insulin is an insanely expensive product that those people need to live and it’s not their fault that they are diabetic, at least for most people.”

Gray contradicts that thought saying that Trump’s healthcare was beneficial to those who have diabetes.

“He signed executive orders to lower prescription drug costs for things like insulin which are life saving daily needs for people who have diabetes.”

“Trump’s presidency has directly affected many minority groups including Black Americans, LGBTQ, Muslim Americans, and I am none of those things but I am able to recognize that that’s not right and you shouldn’t be marginalized just because of your religion, sexual orientation, race, whatever it may be,” Sanford said.



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