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Students weigh in on presidential race

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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during the first of three scheduled 90-minute presidential debates, in Cleveland, OH.

When it comes to the 2020 election, TCC students will choose what they feel are the lesser of two evils and someone who addresses what they deem as dire, which is healthcare racial injustice and climate change. 

“Trump wouldn’t even get hired at a fast-food restaurant with the types of allegations he has against him,” TCC student Julia Antu said. “I can’t respect someone that repeatedly shows disrespect to people like me and my friends.”

Antu said her main priority is to vote for someone who is a good person and has a plan for the future and betterment of the country. 

“I understand politics are difficult, and it’s hard to please everyone, but if they come down to not being a good person, how can I vote for that person and trust that they will help America have a better future?” she said. 

While she doesn’t agree with everything Biden has done in the past, she feels he will move the country in a direction where everyone is taken care of, not just his like-minded voters. 

TCC student Andrea Cross doesn’t claim either party but leans more democratic on social issues when voting for this election. 

“Right now it’s all about equality, and I think that’s great that we, as a nation, are highlighting the race issues in this country,” Cross said. 

Cross says since she doesn’t claim a political party, she is voting for the beliefs the party stands for. 

“It’s difficult because I am pro-gay marriages and pro abortions but I’m also pro-Israel so I have to prioritize the issues that matter most” Cross said, “I have decided to vote for Joe Biden this year. My reason is not because I hate Trump, though I do, but like I said above, democratic issues seem to outway the republican for me.”

Antu also said it is important for politicians to talk about issues like racial injustice, climate change, and COVID-19, which she said affects everyone. 

“There is so much uncertainty when it comes to our lives and we have a better plan and care more about not just ourselves, but each other,” Antu said. “I love my country and am proud to be an American, but we are a very selfish country. We have to care more about how things impact our neighbors and not just ourselves.”

Cross said politicians should talk about issues that aren’t being talked about enough such as Healthcare.

“I think that we need a better system in place because there are so many millennials that I know who aren’t able to pay for the healthcare that they need along with the other bills they have,” Cross said. “I’m one of them.” 

TCC student Eric Norris said neither candidate is his ideal candidate, but he will be determining which candidate principles align closely with his. 

“I am voting for Joe Biden because Donald Trump is the most corrupt, inept, sociopathic, authoritarian, narcissistic fool to occupy The White House,” Norris said. “Joe Biden isn’t my ideal candidate by a long shot but he is not a fascist terrorist, so that sets him apart from the current humanoid abomination in the executive branch.”

TCC student Jessica Gallardo said she has decided to vote for Biden. Biden’s stance on politics is similar to her political views and said another four years of Trump’s administration would be harmful to the country as a whole.

Robert Morrison, Cydney Williams, Megan Towery and Vanessa Mendez contributed to this story

 

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