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Valley voters sound off on presidential election so far

With the presidential race hanging in the balance, it's been an anxious two days for voters here in the Coachella Valley.

Ballots across the country continue to be counted around the clock, and people on each side of the election still have faith their candidate will win the White House.

"Even for a guy like me, I don't get real anxious, but I've had a little bit of anxiety about this," said Randy Boyd, a Trump supporter.

"It's scary is what it is, it's scary to see how people are reacting," said Sue Matros, a Biden supporter.

Both candidates addressed the nation Thursday. Former Vice President Biden urged people to remain calm and projected confidence in the electoral college count.

"We have no doubt that when the count is finished, Senator Harris and I will be declared the winners," Biden said.

President Trump, whose path to the presidency narrowed Thursday, casted doubt on the democratic process, making claims of voter fraud without offering evidence.

"If you count the legal votes, I easily win," Trump said.

His speech worried valley Democrats. "I feel disgust and it's scary because I'm afraid of what he's going to do," said Sue Matros, a Biden supporter.

"He's not for what the people want, so because of that he's fighting with the people about it and it's not fair to the people," said Biden supporter Herschel Britt.

Some valley Republicans agree with the president. "I think he's absolutely right, and actually, this is the only year that we've had a president that will not let corruption go," said Trump supporter Tammy Thomas.

"The election was over on November 3 at midnight – why are we still taking ballots and why are we still counting ballots," said Randy Boyd, a Trump supporter.

Some voters said they're ready to see the country move on. "I hope that Trump just packs his bag and goes and doesn't carry it on and we don't have to drag him out of the White House," Matros said.

Others said the results of this election won't come without a fight.

"If Trump wins, there's going to be riots and looting in the streets because that's what the Democrat people do," Thomas said.

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Jake Ingrassia

Joining News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 as a reporter, Jake is excited to be launching his broadcasting career here in the desert. Learn more about Jake here.


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