Local Voters React to Trump Win

| November 10, 2016

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Following Donald J. Trump’s triumph on his election as the 45th president of the United States, a number of local voters voiced their enthusiasm for him to assume the role.

Joyce Zalac of Clintonville worked as an election judge in Clinton Township yesterday. She said her polling location saw a big turnout.

“I think the election was absolutely phenomenal,” stated Zalac, adding, “We’re going to see our country come back to life again.”

Oil City resident Dana Callahan said she was surprised but happy with the election results.

“I do hope [Trump] will make a change and bring jobs back to the country to boost our economy up because we really need it right now,” Callahan commented.

According to CNN, Trump locked down 290 electoral votes, with Hillary Clinton receiving 232. Clinton conceded around 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

In her concession speech, Clinton said she hoped Trump’s presidency will be successful for all Americans, according to a New York Times report.

Stacy Smith, of Franklin, said she was surprised by the election results and had expected a Clinton victory.

“I think all we can do now is pray for the best and hope that everything goes okay,” Smith said. “In the next four years we have a choice if we’re not happy with this one.”

Trump, 70, won an estimated 47.5 percent of the nation’s votes. He took key battleground states including Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Clinton received 47.7 percent of votes and won states including New York, California and Washington.

CNN reported that Trump narrowly won Pennsylvania, capturing 48.8 percent of the votes. Clinton received 47.6 percent of the state’s votes.

Nationwide, an estimated 128,843,000 citizens voted, and of that number, 5,975,000 (61.4 percent) of Pennsylvanians cast a ballot yesterday, according to United States Election Project.

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