By Marivir R. Montebon
New York – Because the majority of the electorate here have voted early, the voting places today were not at all crowded. A young voter by the name Teal said she was able to finish voting in about 20 minutes in Astoria, Queens.
She agreed to share her decision to vote for Biden, for she was not in agreement with Pres. Trump.
Three of five voters in New York are voting the Biden-Harris ticket, a tradition of Democratic strongholds in the east coast.
Anxiety is high here if Trump clenches the votes of the electoral college, unsympathetic that he is a native New Yorker.
Nic Beck, a bond trader, expressed concern if Trump gets reelected. “His response to the coronavirus pandemic is abysmal and embarrassing. We have become an international laughing stock. How he treats immigrants is inhuman too – such as those family separations made at the borders. Separating kids from their parents is brutal. Immigrants didn’t steal jobs here. Immigrants ran the economy here.”
Lumen Castaneda, a Filipino American retired teacher, said in an interview with my Issues & Inspiration co-host Grace Labaguis that she wanted a president to be “close to the people, who knows their needs, not a braggart, and certainly pays taxes.”
Businessman Frank Cruz said that voted for Trump “because he looks at the financial condition of the country. He made some drastic cuts in regulations, made tax cuts, and improved trade balances.” Cruz said that Trump may not be a likable person for some but he definitely brought record employment for all sections of the country. “Lastly, he has been a proliferation and pro-God which is very important to me.” # (Featured photo is Teal in Astoria)