Candidates

Choosing the Best of the Worst

By Adam Friedman, BDJ 311.03, BDJ 364.03

Published on November 8, 2016

The inside of the Elmcrest Children's Center voting area. One woman prepares to fill out her ballot in the private areas. (Adam Friedman photo/NCCNews)

Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — “There is no reason not vote,” is what John Driscoll said as he was leaving the voting booth at Elmcrest Children’s Center in Syracuse. New York polls are open until 9 p.m. tonight but according to the head of the polling place at Elmcrest Children’s Center a lot of people voted in the morning.

Sign pointing to the Elmcrest Children's Center Voting booths in Syracuse, N.Y. (Adam Friedman photo/NCCNews)

Sign pointing to the Elmcrest Children’s Center Voting booths in Syracuse, N.Y. (Adam Friedman photo/NCCNews)

But one woman who voted this afternoon didn’t know whom she was voting for.

“I’m still undecided,” said Myrlene Jones, a Republican who’s voted every election since she was 18 years old. “It’s really a matter of voting [for the] best of the worst.”

This election cycle a lot of voters didn’t like either presidential candidate. According to Real Clear Politics, Donald Trump’s disapproval rating is 58 percent. Hillary Clinton’s disapproval rating was at 53 percent.

After Jones voted she came back out of the voting booth with a smile on her face and said, “They’re both crooked candidates.”

And that’s all she said.