Candidates

Voters Think This Election is One for the Books

By Kelsey Snider, BDJ 664.02

Published on November 8, 2016

Voters think this election is one of the most important in recent history. Video produced by (c) 2016 Kelsey Snider.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Election day is usually a big day for this country and its voters, and this election is especially important because of the differences between two of the presidential candidates – Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D). A lot of voters think this election is one of the most important elections in recent history. One voter thinks the state you place your vote is very important.

“It’s very important depending on where you are, how sided your state is, you know, how important your vote is,” said Laura Rojas, a first time voter.

Rojas is from Georgia and supports Clinton. She thinks that her vote will count more in New York, a Democratic-dominated state, than in Georgia, a Republican-dominated state.

She also thinks that this election will serve as an example for future voters.

“I hope this opens a lot of the youths’ eyes to how important it is to vote whether you are under age now or over the age by the time the next election happens,” Rojas said.

Other citizens hope America keeps moving forward either way.

“I definitely think that there’s gonna be things that change, which is important, like you have to change in order to move forward,” said Emma Wishnow, a young voter. “I think if we move backwards in the progress that we’ve made so far then it won’t be beneficial for the future of America.”

Either way this presidential election goes, voters feel America is going to experience a big transformation.