Inside an LA polling station (5 of 6)


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CALIFORNIA VOTER: David Anderson. I drive an ambulance for UCLA. I voted for Obama, and just for I believe in a lot of his political beliefs. Bringing the troops home, I think that’s very important.

VOICE OF PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: And you think he would do a better job of that than Clinton? Why?

CALIFORNIA VOTER: I don’t know. Just from listening to him. I just kind of have a good feeling about him. It’s just one of those—like a hunch type of deal. And so I went with it.

JAY: How important to you was it to have an African-American? Did it resonate with you? And does it actually even surprise you that he’s doing as well as he is–amongst non-African-Americans?

CALIFORNIA VOTER: Technically, yes, I believe so. I know it’s time for change, obviously. I just didn’t know—I was hoping that this would be the time, and I’m glad it is. Hopefully, he does well in office.

JAY: Well, he hasn’t won yet.

CALIFORNIA VOTER: Exactly. I’m rooting for him, though, so we’ll see.

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Story Transcript

CALIFORNIA VOTER: David Anderson. I drive an ambulance for UCLA. I voted for Obama, and just for I believe in a lot of his political beliefs. Bringing the troops home, I think that’s very important. VOICE OF PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: And you think he would do a better job of that than Clinton? Why? CALIFORNIA VOTER: I don’t know. Just from listening to him. I just kind of have a good feeling about him. It’s just one of those—like a hunch type of deal. And so I went with it. JAY: How important to you was it to have an African-American? Did it resonate with you? And does it actually even surprise you that he’s doing as well as he is–amongst non-African-Americans? CALIFORNIA VOTER: Technically, yes, I believe so. I know it’s time for change, obviously. I just didn’t know—I was hoping that this would be the time, and I’m glad it is. Hopefully, he does well in office. JAY: Well, he hasn’t won yet. CALIFORNIA VOTER: Exactly. I’m rooting for him, though, so we’ll see. DISCLAIMER: Please note that TRNN transcripts are typed from a recording of the program; The Real News Network cannot guarantee their complete accuracy.