Mixed emotions Wednesday morning as the news broke that Donald Trump has been elected president.
For some Trump supporters this election turned out to be everything they hoped for. “My husband is a former employee of his so we know that he means what he says,” Lisandra McDonald tells us. “The real workers in the USA knew that we needed a change,” says Julian Sollozo.
Other voters we spoke with in Santa Maria are heartbroken.
“This is not my country – I’m so disheartened,” says Bruce Cole. “I am grateful I live in the great state of California and we can only do what we can do,” Vibiana Saavedra, President of the Democratic Club of the Santa Maria Valley tells us.
Many argue the main thing we can do is just move forward. “Even though we had in previous administrations that were republican, not such a good time – now we are moving forward, we are moving out of this recession and things look a lot better for us in California,” says Saavedra. “I can actually have more money to take care of my family and invest the way I want so I’m stoked,” David Foxen explains.
Now preliminary results on this election show that more people in Santa Barbara County actually voted for Hillary Clinton, according to the county’s website. The official results on how the county voted are expected by December 6th.