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Midtown, north Tulsa reflect on the Election Night results; Bixby focused on state questions

Tulsans reflect, share Election Night opinions
Posted at 5:56 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 19:13:16-05

TULSA - Election Night marked the fourth consecutive presidential race where the entire state map was red.

On November 8, every one of the state's 77 counties went to the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Many in north Tulsa said they were still reeling from the announcement that Donald Trump would be the 45th President of the United States.

“It was a reality check,” said north Tulsa resident Carlis Lewis. “I voted for Hillary Clinton.”

While some were shocked at the nation’s decision.

“It didn't go the way I wanted it to because that's not how I voted,” said resident Kay Malone.

Others were pleased with the results.

“Trump prevailed, and here we are. And I'm glad about that,” said Earl Estep.

The Election Board reported that 70 percent of Tulsa County's registered voters cast a ballot Tuesday night. Some residents were concerned about voting numbers in their area, however.

“There are so many people that don't vote. I don't think there's more than three or four people that vote on the street I live on,” said Malone.

From north Tulsa, midtown seemed to have supporters and those who were skeptical alike but coming together seemed to be a common thread of thought.

“The country needs to unify, come together, because we're all supposed to act together for the benefit of the country,” said Jim Coonce.

Some expressed concerns that the choice would tear the country apart but the hope was resilient.

“If we don't let it tear us apart, we can now take the next step to say 'well you promised we'd do these things so let's get them done' and we can get them done together,” said Amanda Vaughn.

On the other side of town, closer to Bixby, focus on Election Night was more directed at state issues rather than national.

“I think it's very sinful that our education system is so low, our teachers are paid so low, that people have to go out of state,” said Pat Holder.

Many voters who were asked about the outcome of the state questions, however, said that they were fairly satisfied with the results.

“You know, I think it’s OK, I just want it to be positive and I want everything to move forward. I hope with the way everything's happened there'll be better change,” said Kelli Williams.

 

 

 

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