Inside an LA polling station (6 of 6)
CALIFORNIA VOTER 1: The only reason why I didn’t vote for Hillary is because she’s wishy-washy. In front of certain people she says this because that’s what they want to hear, and other people she says this ’cause that’s what they want to hear. And when she spoke up to try to say something—not say something but talk about the program for pro-choice and how to make it to where, as far as abortions, it’ll no longer be the woman’s right, she lost it; she lost it. So, Obama all the way. Plus he’s black. Yeah! No, I’m just kidding.
VOICE OF PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: Why are you guys embarrassed about that? What’s wrong with that?
CALIFORNIA VOTER 2: Because, Obama’s black, it should not be the only reason you vote. Because you’re for some of the things that he’s about, then you should vote for him. But if you’re not for any of the things and you’re just voting for him because he’s black, it doesn’t make it better.
CALIFORNIA VOTER 1: [crosstalk]
CALIFORNIA VOTER 2: [crosstalk] Yeah. People vote for Hillary, but they’re voting for Hillary because they want to see a woman in office. I mean, it would be nice to see a woman in office, but the right woman. Though it’d be nice to see a black man in office, but the right black man. Or anybody, anybody of minority.
JAY: But it does give you a kick that you can vote for an African-American for president.
CALIFORNIA VOTER 1: Yeah, it does make it a plus, it does make it a plus. But, yeah, I mean—.
CALIFORNIA VOTER 2: It’s not the only reason.
CALIFORNIA VOTER 1: Yeah. But, like, I mean, the way they’re making it is, like, everybody’s like it’s a popularity thing. Like, okay, a woman in office or a black man in office? But do you really know exactly what each one of them are for? I’ll be the first one to tell you, no, I don’t know exactly what they’re for. Have I been watching it down to the nitty-gritty? No, I haven’t. But there’s something that turned me off about Hillary. But she wants to keep the war going, correct?
JAY: She claims not.
CALIFORNIA VOTER 2: But that’s what I’m saying. She switched up, like, last minute, because it’s what everybody wanted to hear, because everybody was like, “Oh, wait, we don’t want the war, and we’re voting for Barack because he’s always not been for the war. He’s always been, ‘They should bring the troops back.’”
CALIFORNIA VOTER 1: Take it back to any election, and they’re going to say what they want for votes. Once they get in office it’s a whole different story. But it shouldn’t matter about race. It shouldn’t matter about gender. It should just be who is going to get the job done? And that’s all.
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