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Election Night

Women react to Presidential Election

Throughout the Presidential Election we have seen the theme of women equality and gender roles, mostly due to the allegations brought forth by several women against Republican nominee Donald Trump. Meanwhile with Hilary Clinton being the first female nominee for the country it was easy to see that women would play a huge role in the election.

So it is no surprise that when it came down to it at some point women’s issues are being taken into account when it comes to who women vote for. With the current change in demographics and women representing half the country the woman’s vote can have more influence over this election outcome than ever before.

The election outcome is not however the only thing that can be affected by the idea of a female President, Lindsay Gibbs, the Communications Director of the Bulloch County Republican Party, states that a victory for Hilary can also lead to a boost in the female morale.

“Her (Hilary) winning will be a big message that you really can do anything if you are a female, so I think it will be very empowering. We’ve seen stories throughout the election of little girls wanting to be like Hilary Clinton, wanting to be President.”

For the most part it seems that women are in favor of the potential of there being a woman President. Another potential factor in this presidential election is the vote of the male counterpart in the woman’s life. Dr. Beverly Graham, Communications Arts, who focuses on gender issues stated that women are likely to be influenced by the men in their life when it comes to casting their ballots.

“I hope that women will be more inclined to vote but because of the nature of our culture and the ideologies that we have in place that many women are probably are influenced by their partners, their fathers, and the male figures in their life.”

Whatever the turnout of this election it is sure to be one that many will never forget. It will go down in history as one of the most memorable moments in U.S. history.

November 8, 2016
by: Chantevia McDonald

Sheriff, Noel Brown of Bulloch County 

by: Jordan Tooney 

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