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Local Republican and Democratic party leaders react to Trump’s win


PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.. THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING NEWS CHANNEL 11 AT FIVE, I’M JOSH SMITH. I’M SARA DIAMOND.. WITH SEVERAL STATES TO CLOSE TO CALL, THE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE LASTED INTO THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING, BEFORE DEMOCRAT HILLARY CLINTON CONCEDED TO REPUBLICAN DONALD TRUMP. THE LATEST NUMBERS FROM CBS NEWS GIVE TRUMP 289 ELECTORAL VOTES, TO 218 FOR CLINTON, WITH THREE STATES STILL TOO CLOSE TO CALL.. TODAY – HILLARY CLINTON FORMALLY CONCEDED DEFEAT. WHILE SHE LEADS IN THE ELECTORAL VOTE… SHE’S LED TRUMP IN THE POPULAR VOTE COUNT. TODAY – CLINTON CALLED FOR A PEACEFUL TRANSITION OF POWER… SHE SAID AMERICA IS MORE DEEPLY DIVIDED THAN SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT. AND SHE CALLED ON HER SUPPORTERS TO ACCEPT THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION. “WE MUST ACCEPT THIS RESULT, THEN LOOK TO THE FUTURE, DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO BE OUR PRESIDENT, WE OWE HIM AN OPEN MIND AND THE CHANCE TO LEAD” PRESIDENT OBAMA SPOKE TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE. HE SAID THE CAMPAIGN WAS LONG AND HARD FOUGHT AND THAT WHILE A LOT OF AMERICANS ARE HAPPY WITH THE RESULT, OTHERS ARE NOT. NEWS CHANNEL 11’S ALLIE HINDS GOT REACTION FROM LOCAL SUPPORTERS OF BOTH CANDIDATES ON THE ASTONISHING RESULT… THIS EVENING MANY ARE JUST COMING OUT OF THE DAZE OF A LONG NIGHT, THE SHOCK OF AN UNPREDICTED WIN, AND STARTING TO THINK ABOUT HOW THE TRUMP WIN AFFECTS THEIR COMMUNITIES. I TALKED WITH THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRS FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY TODAY TO GET THEIR REACTIONS AND HOPES FOR MOVING FORWARD. (NANCY) “I’M KIND OF IN SHOCK” A SENTIMENT MANY PEOPLE FROM BOTH PARTIES CAN AGREE WITH AFTER A STUNNING REPUBLICAN VICTORY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. CHAIR OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN WASHINGTON COUNTY NANCY FISCHMAN DESCRIBES WATCHING THE RESULTS COME IN – (NANCY) “NORTH CAROLINA FELL, THEN FLORIDA FELL, WE WERE ALL GETTING PRETTY NERVOUS ABOUT IT BUT AND THEN PENNSYLVANIA JUST PUT PUT IT OVER THE LINE SO THAT WAS JUST REALLY REALLY SHOCKING” TRUMP CLAIMED KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES INCLUDING PENNSYLVANIA AND WISCONSIN – SENDING HIM TO A VICTORY THAT DEFIED PRE-ELECTION POLLS. (MICHAEL) “I COULDN’T BELIEVE MY EYES” DONALD TRUMP IS THE FIRST PERSON SINCE DWIGHT EISENHOWER TO NEVER HOLD OFFICE BEFORE WINNING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. (MICHAEL) “PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF CAREER POLITICIANS THEY WANT A BUSINESS PERSON SOMEONE WHO HAS HAD TO MEET A PAYROLL” WASHINGTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN MICHAEL HARTMAN SAYS- LIKE MANY REPUBLICANS- (MICHAEL) “HE WAS NOT MY FIRST PICK” BUT HE SAYS HE HOPES AMERICANS WILL BELIEVE TRUMP WHEN HE SAYS HE WANTS TO UNIFY OUR DIVIDED NATION. (MICHAEL) “I HOPE THAT HE HOLDS TRUE TO HIS WORD AND HIS PLATFORM THAT HE WILL BE A CHAMPION FOR MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA” BUT FISHCMAN IS CONCERNED THE CHANGE WILL UNDO YEARS OF WORK- (NANCY) “I GREW UP DURING ROE V. WADE AND CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND ALL THAT STUFF WHERE WE THOUGHT WE’D ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH FOR THIS COUNTRY AND NOW IT JUST SEEMS LIKE WE’RE HEADED DOWN A ROAD WHERE A LOT OF THOSE RIGHTS THAT WE FOUGHT FOR NOW LOOK LIKE THEY’RE GOING TO DISAPPEAR” SHE SAYS WASHINGTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS ARE GETTING RIGHT TO WORK, LOOKING AHEAD TO THE NEXT ELECTION.. ALLIE HINDS NEWS CHANNEL 11 IN YOUR CORNER.

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