Pearl Street is known as being a hub of activity throughout the year. In the final hours of Election Day, the CUI went out to interview some people on their opinions of the election and to find out what motivated them to vote.
A high school junior believes that Donald Trump is a “fear-mongering megalomaniac that needs to get over himself.” Her mother believes that “there has been a lot of ugly language” throughout the election.
Seth Crane, who is no longer student at CU Boulder, said that he was motivated to vote because he “doesn’t want to see America not happen … America is at a level of relative greatness.” He also said that America does not need “a radical to change the world” in which we live.
Lisa, A CU graduate student, said that the election this year is “messed up.” She can’t vote, but if she could, she could vote for Hillary Clinton. She believes that Clinton is the best candidate for the job.
In front of the Boulder Municipal Court, a small meditation group met as a form of protest. Savannah Krueger, a member of the group, said that it is protesting for love, kindness and justice in the world. In regards to the election, she “[hopes] that we don’t think of this as one person against another person … we as voters must continue to show up for the things that we care about.” Overall, Krueger was excited about the election and was confident in Clinton winning.
Contact CU Independent News Staff Writer Kristin Oh at Kristin.Oh@colorado.edu.