With only hours before the end of election season, voters are showing up to the polls to show support for their candidate. The Florida vote is one of the most important ones for both candidates.
“The ideology behind having the right to vote; I think it’s a privilege to be able to exercise that right,” Avery Thompson said.
With 29 electoral votes, Florida is a necessity for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. However, neither of them had an easy run. Both campaigns were plagued with scandals. In fact, Trump announced his candidacy with a sound bite that haunted him on his run to the White House.
The most shocking political revelations came from the democratic side. Hillary Clinton spent most of her candidacy under FBI investigation. Aside from this, her campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails were exposed in 35 separated batches released by WikiLeaks.
Though Clinton fought to steer the attention away from her scandals, voters like Donna Kuntz remember.
“I’m sick and tired of the corruption in Washington,” said Kuntz, “No government and no one person should be above the law.”
For others it’s more about the candidate’s record, like Thompson.
“I just think [Clinton] is a more respectful, qualified candidate,” Thompson said.
Regardless of who is pronounced as the winner, it is important to remember that it’s up to us, as citizens, to work together to make this nation great. It’s not in the hands of Washington politicians to bring us together. We must, as a community, continue to move forward for the next four years.