Super Tuesday in Oklahoma: Part II
Patrons enjoy dinner and drinks at The Mule in the Plaza District.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.--As the millennial generation left work for dinner and drinks, a mix of political views emerged during the Super Tuesday 2016 presidential primary in the Plaza District.
Paul Bronson, 22, identifies as an independent, but because he cannot vote as an independent in Oklahoma he is a registered republican. He hasn't voted yet, but plans on doing so later this evening.
"I wish there was a chance for independents to vote in the primary," Bronson said, noting that he wishes there was a candidate more in the middle of two extremes. He also said that his faith plays a role in which candidate he will vote for.
Shiloh Barrett, 22, is not voting in the primaries because she is registered in Texas and living in Oklahoma. She said she would possibly register to vote in the general election, but feels that her vote simply will not count.
"[I'd vote] if I knew my vote actually counted rather than the Electoral College having the final say in the vote, not the majority of the population," Barrett said.
Brandilyn Long, 25, also is not voting in the Oklahoma primaries. She is registered to vote, but plans on voting in her home state of Florida.
Brooke Sergas, 23, voted for Bernie Sanders today and said that she agrees with almost all of his policies except for his foreign policy. In her eyes, no candidate has a foreign policy that she can agree with.
"I went out to vote today because I think the primaries are a good precursor to the general election," Sergas said.
Gracie Barry, 24, was once a registered republican, but said that she switched to the Democratic Party three years ago as she studies more about social justice. Today she voted for Hillary Clinton.
"I love Hillary as a candidate," Barry said. "Women's rights are super important to me. I really think it's time a woman is president of this country."
Barry's friend Kyla Humphrey, 25, voted today for candidate Marco Rubio. She said that most of her family is republican and that she felt pressure from her family to vote a certain way. Humphrey said she doesn't necessarily feel like there is even a candidate she can support.
"I didn't know [who I was voting for] until I literally walked up today," Humphrey said. "I feel like my vote didn't even matter, honestly. I just wrote somebody down."
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