Election Day 2016: Voters react at Marshall Middle School

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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