By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer|
This years historic election is in the books.
The election saw Trump defeat Clinton by a difference of 58 electoral votes leaving the four-decade New York politician with only 218 votes, and 276 in favor of the New York businessman, Donald Trump.
“I feel betrayed by the nation. Over and over again we’re told that racism isn’t a thing anymore, that sexism was overcome years ago, and that we’re all equal. But, the results show the complete opposite, I feel that the nation embraced trumps bigotry and in return millions of people of color, women, and immigrants woke up in fear today,” said local resident Erika Anaya.
In the past year this election caused a division throughout the nation, seeing supporters choose sides between Clinton and Trump.
Proudly, the nation’s citizens drove around and contradicted each other with bumper stickers reading “I’m With Her” and the famous “Make America Great Again”.
Many are worried about whether Trump has the ability or experience to be Commander-in-Chief after the not so professional debates and conventions he held throughout his run for the presidency, while others are in full support of the multi–dollar–billionaire business man.
“Trump offers grit. Grit that Hillary did in fact possess but clearly did not know how to channel in the later days of the election,” said local resident Jake Stewart.
“He offers blatant and brutal honesty, which is important for this country in countless way. He also offers jobs, and brings back a sense of economic responsibility to the states,” added Stewart
Although the country may at the moment be divided about the result of the presidential election, the nation was able to come to some agreements, with many of the major propositions on the ballot.
California has now legalized the use of medical marijuana for ages 21 and over after, Prop. 64 won by a small margin of 12 percent.
“I think it’s a good thing, not just because I smoke but because it brings money back into the system. Now people don’t have to worry about feeling judged for having a medical card on their medical record. Even greater only adults 21 and over could purchase it,” said student Jaime Avila.
Along with prop 64
and 57 also saw an up vote by Californians.
Tuesday’s voters winning by the large margin of 64 percent approved prop 57, which allows inmates to get early release from prison for non-violent crimes, and giving corrections officials the power to give inmates early release credits.
Another proposition that sparked controversy throughout the past year was prop 63.
It requires heavier background checks when purchasing ammunition and prohibits the use of large capacity magazines.
After speaking to local gun owners here’s what one of them had to say.
“I’m all for the proposition, it’s pretty solid but personally I think the required background check for ammunition is really pointless. Bullets don’t have serial numbers, so no matter who buys it, it’s going to be untraceable and it raises the price of ammunition,” said a local gun owner Ismael Gomez.
Elections are done, propositions have passed, failed, America prepare yourself for your new President.
On Jan. 20 Donald Trump will take the oath of office and will for the first time shape the oval office chair to his standards as the 45th president of The United States of America.