Voters line up outside the Fire Station in Five Points to cast their ballot on Election Day in Athens, Ga. Hilary Butschek/Staff
Ibehhtte Mazariego, Alma Sanchez and Blanca Sanchez are friends who consulted each other before voting at their high school in their first election.
“We don’t like (Donald) Trump,” Mazariego said.
The girls are Hispanic and worry about Trump’s statements about minority populations.
“He wants to take us and get us all out of here,” Mazariego said. “All of us Hispanics or any other race he doesn't like he just wants us to leave.”
Trump’s announcement that he would build a wall between the United States and Mexico made Mazagriego and her friends laugh.
“To me it’s funny. You can build a wall, but you’re going to go broke,” Mazagriego said.
Another voter at Cedar Shoals High School said Trump’s comments about women were disturbing to him.
“I have three sisters and a mom and a grandmother and an aunt. There’s no way I could possibly bring myself to support someone who is that unashamedly misogynistic and sexist. That’s not what I think this country is all about,” he said.
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