‘Historic’ and ‘Chaotic’

Students on both sides of the aisle discuss their election thoughts so far

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Credit: Associated Press

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

Editor’s Note: Tonight, we could’ve just as easily done a subpar job of reporting the results, providing analysis and, of course, commentary from both sides. Instead, we chose another route. This evening, The George-Anne spoke to two Georgia Southern students on where they thought the election would go, where they feel it is now and how they see this election concluding. 


One thing students from both parties agreed one: this election, as it stands now, is fair; however, our political system is broken.

Taylor Gay voted for former Vice President Joe Biden. (Credit: Taylor Gay)

“I’m not a fan of really any poltiician,” said Taylor Gay, sophomore journalism major, Wednesday night. “It’s nearly impossible to have a non-corrupt human get to the [presidency]… the system is so broken.”

Gay voted for former Vice President Joe Biden. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was her first choice and got her votes in the Democratic primary. 

Joey Kass, sophomore mechanical engineering major, voted for President Donald Trump.

“I think on both sides there’s distrust and deceit. I think that’s just politics right now,” said Kass. “I think there’s always been distrust and I don’t think the polling helped.”

As of 8:45 p.m. EST on November 4, according to the Associated Press, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Nevada and

Alaska are still too close to call. Mr. Trump has to win all of those states to win. Biden, on the other hand, can reach 270 electoral votes with Nevada’s six. 

Both students tell us the results surprised them.

“I knew it was going to be close, but, honestly, I was not expecting it to be as close as it is,” said Gay.

“I originally thought that Trump was gonna win. There are some states, looking at it now, have seemed to have flipped,” said Kass. “I don’t think it’s looking too good for now, but we’ll see when it’s over.

“There’s so much polarization and so much hate between who see things differently and so many arguments and call outs and all of this,” said Gay. “The whole thing is just a very big mess.”

Joey Kass, sophomore mechanical engineering major, voted for President Donald Trump. (Credit: Joey Kass)

“If Trump wins, it’s fair. If Trump loses, it’s fair. I think it’s very—I’m accepting whatever it is,” said Kass. 

When asked what one word they’d use to describe the election year, they said it was, “Historic,” and “Chaotic,” from Kass and Gay, respectively. 

It takes 270 electoral votes to win the U.S. presidency. At the moment, Biden is winning with 264 electoral votes while Trump is trailing at 214.