November 8, 2016
PHOTO BY PAULA MULLER
Ramon Perez leaves the Thurgood Marshall Middle School after voting early Tuesday evening.
By THOMAS GRILLO
LYNN–There was a steady stream of voters at the Thurgood Marshall Middle School with just one hour left before the polls closed. Oscar Martinez, a 27-year-old truck driver who was born in the Dominican Republic, cast his vote for charter schools on Question 2 and Donald Trump.
“Having more charter schools will give families more choices,” he said. “And I voted for Donald Trump because we have no choice. Hillary has been there for a while and hasn’t made much of a difference. I am not worried about what Trump says about immigration because he lacks the power to do what he wants, the Congress will keep him in check.”
Ramon Perez, a maintenance worker, said he voted for Hillary Clinton.
“I feel more comfortable with her than Donald Trump because I’m a Latino and Mr. Trump has been rude to us,” said Perez, 57.
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