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Central Texans react as Joe Biden is projected winner of presidency

Posted at 12:04 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 13:04:34-05

KILLEEN, TX — The Associated Press announced Saturday morning that the former Vice president Joe Biden had won his home state of Pennsylvania, which put him over the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the election.

25 News talked with Central Texans later that day to hear their reactions.

Usually, voting is relatively easy. You get to your polling location, you wait in line, you cast your vote and you're done. But, if you’re Dylan Carmichael, you had to travel over 7,000 miles just to make your voice heard.

“Though Donald Trump is my boss, and everybody’s boss who’s in the military or the DOD,” Dylan Carmichael, a United States soldier said. “I did not like the way he perceived himself in office.”

Carmichael was recently deployed in Korea.

He said he’s happy to hear the news that the former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the election, but just across the parking lot, opinions differ.

“To hear that Joe Biden was elected president,” Tayla Floyd, a Trump supporter said. “I mean, good for him, but not good for us.”

While battling a pandemic when civil discord roars across the country is tough work for any president, some felt the light at the end of the tunnel is near.

“We still got a lot to go, we still got a lot of progress to take care of,” Keiron Griffin, a Biden supporter said. “But it’s a start. It’s a start for us, it’s a start. ”

Others believe President Trump did all he could to keep Americans safe this past year, all while making our country stronger.

“Joe has different opinions and beliefs than Trump does,” Floyd said, passionately. “Not only with Black Lives Matter, but with what he wants from the country.”

They are beliefs, Dylan Carmichael told us, he’s willing to take a chance on.

“But I do believe with calmness and with consistency,” Carmichael said, “There is now going to be some form of tranquility as far as both parties.”