Retired Upstater Travels Country For Trump

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Michael Machnica and Julie Kaska at a rally for Donald Trump in South Carolina.

Name: Michael Machnica
Borough: Upstate New York
I will vote: Donald Trump

“I am a rightly-dividing evangelical King James Bible believer (a tiny minority among so called “Christians”) that supports Mr. Trump (a vastly larger number).”

“I assisted with door-to-door campaigning in New Hampshire and South Carolina, assembly of lawn signs, phone banking and assisting with various small tasks that needed to be done in the headquarters building.”

“I am supporting Mr. Trump because I know for a fact, not just believe, that he wants to turn this country around. He, as well as millions of other Americans, have witnessed in their lifetime this once great country take a free-fall towards oblivion. As a patriotic American, he has an opportunity to do something to stop this country from destruction. History has proven that no civilization is immune from a catastrophic collapse. Mr. Trump wants to do whatever he can to keep that from happening, at least for the foreseeable future.”

“This common core garbage in the schools is dumbing down the nation’s youth. The entire Dept. of Education is unconstitutional. Education is one of the many matters reserved to the localities and states. Far more college students are assigned to read the Communist Manifesto than the Federalist Papers which was written by men who had a key part in the founding of this nation.”

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Millennial Values Clinton’s Experience

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Lucy, 22, poses with a silver H-baloon at a “Millennials for Hillary Bar Night” that she organized.

Name: Elizabeth Lucy
Borough: Brooklyn
I will vote: Hillary Clinton

“I am completely energized by the fact that she is the first person in history ever that will already know how the White House functions.”

“Day 1, she will get in there, and know who to talk to, who to call, where the toilet paper is, little things that will honestly save so much time and get us going places so much quicker. There won’t be this transitional phase, like any other presidency.”

“It’s really exciting. And also, not just because she is a woman, but I think it is – she will be the first woman to be the president of the United States and I think that will show the rest of the world a lot of progressive things about America. And also just a new perspective, honestly, it’s exciting to me.”

“And beyond that, I have always been a huge fan. I think she is an incredible woman and I really respect her and admire her.”

Young Hillary Supporter Hopes Party Will Unite

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Jonathon Boyd, 21, a NYU junior, poses with Debra Messing, a celebrity he met at a Clinton fundraiser. Boyd gave $250 to be able to attend the event.

Name: Jonathon Boyd
Borough: Manhattan
I will vote: Hillary Clinton

“I support Hillary Clinton because I believe she has the most impeccable record of any candidate running.  She took an incredibly active role as First Lady, more so than what was typically expected at the time, which gave her exposure to policy and foreign affairs, and a strong presence in society.”

“Her record as Senator and Secretary of State shows us that she’s willing to work across party lines to achieve what’s best for her entire constituency, while actively standing up for human rights, safety, and well-being. These are things she’s been fighting for since long before her life in the political sphere, which is why I believe she will continue to do so as president.”

“We need a leader whose vision is realistic and feasible, and I believe Secretary Clinton has the knowledge and experience to come through on the promises she’s made to the United States and to the world.”

“I try to encourage the dialogue among my family, friends, and peers as much as possible. Some people have a negative view of the Clintons, and I’ve found that through conversation, I can sometimes show a different perspective and possibly change a mind.”

“When it comes down to it, I think the most important thing is defeating the Republicans (particularly Donald Trump) in this consequential election. So quite often, my goal is to unite the Democratic side and ease the tensions of this HIllary vs. Bernie battle in hopes that whoever the nominee ends up being will have support from the Democratic Party.”

Columbia PHD-Student Would Love 11th Hour Upset

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Name: Rebecca Pawel
Borough: Manhattan
I will vote: Bernie Sanders

“I support Sanders for a variety of reasons, but mostly because I agree with his policy ideas.”

“I think a single-payer healthcare system is the only way healthcare costs in this country will eventually be reined in. Equally importantly, I approve of Sanders’ foreign policy positions. I also approve of Sanders’ positions on Israel and Palestine, something which is important to me as an American Jew who is interested in peace and justice.”

“I never thought Sanders would win, although for a few brief weeks it looked as if he might pull off an upset.  I know people in California who are hoping to vote for him, so I hope he stays in for all the primaries so they get the chance.  I’d love it if he pulled off a stunning 11th hour upset, though I think it’s vanishingly unlikely.  But I also think that Clinton is such a weak candidate that there’s really nothing he can do that can hurt her more than she’s already hurt herself.”

“I think the Democratic party needs to stand for something other than ‘we’re less bad than the Republicans.’  I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in Europe  where Sanders’ positions are strictly middle-of-the-road.  I’d like it if they were middle-of-the road here as well.”

“While I initially assumed that of course I would support Sanders as long as possible but would settle for Clinton reasonably happily in the general, the more I find out about her the more disturbed I am by her positions.”

Film Student Wants a Female President

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Kate Phillips, 26, in the Manhattan phone bank for Hillary Clinton. It was her first time volunteering.

Name: Kate Phillips
Borough: Manhattan
I will vote: Hillary Clinton

“I felt it was time [to volunteer]. I have been supporting Hillary since 2008 and now it’s getting tight. It’s getting close with Bernie, the New York Primary is coming up, and I just feel like young people are really vocal about Bernie. Young people aren’t vocal about Hillary – I really don’t understand why, she is a fabulous candidate. So I thought, I should put my money where my mouth is and volunteer.”

“I have been supporting her for a long time. First of all, just a 100%, I really think it’s very importantly to have a woman president, that’s just a fact. Still, I am not going to vote for Carly Fiorina, obviously.”

“Other than that, she is easily the most experienced. There are huge issues abroad, so much shit happening. She has been Secretary of State – in any other election year if she wasn’t a woman, I don’t think it would be an issue at all. I mean she is clearly the most experienced.”

Trump Tower Door Man Supports His Boss

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Gonzalez word in the lobby of the Fifth Avenue Trump Tower in Manhattan. Mr. Trump’s private residence, his offices and his campaign HQ are all in the building.


Name:
Johnny Gonzalez
Borough: Manhattan
I will vote: Donald Trump

“All of us are pretty excited. I will vote for him. Everybody here, we all love Trump. We know the real Trump.”

“I have never really been interested in politics before. Now I am, because of Mr. Trump.”

“I love how he fights a lot for Americans.”

“A lot of police officers stop by here, they love the support he has for them. He always has, it’s not just a thing he is bringing up now. I think all these views he has, he has always felt them.”

“It has always been very busy, even before he announced. Now that he has announced, we get a lot more people who just wanna see the building. If he becomes president, they wanna be able to say, we were in his building, see how nice it was.”

“Rent is Too Damn High”-Candidate Endorses Trump

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McMillan when he was running for mayor in 2013. Photo: Alex Lozupone / CC BY-SA 3.0

Name: Jimmy McMillan
Borough: Brooklyn
I will vote: Donald Trump

Jimmy McMillan is the infamous founder of New York’s “Rent is Too Damn High“-party. The outspoken Vietnam vet wants to lower rent prizes and legalize prostitution. He unsuccessfully ran for mayor of New York City and Governor for New York State.

In October 2015, McMillan announced that he is running for president, but he has recently quit the race and endorsed Donald Trump.

“I got out of the race, because of Donald. I need him to win for business.”

“My job is to get Donald elected, because he can count. America is mathematically illiterate, they can’t count. College students are not taught to count. Barack Obama gave out 50 billion dollars, some candidates talk about cracking down Wall street, they can’t count.”

“I am a veteran, it’s about getting the country, right. You can’t open the doors for refugees, when you have veterans sleeping in the parks. Donald Trump gave a fundreaier for veterans, he was the only one who did that.”

“Trump is not running to be king of the Taj Mahal, he is running to be president of the US.” 

“He says some pretty nasty things about me, that I am stupid, that doesn’t bother me, I don’t like him either, I just need him to fix the economy.”

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Lady Liberty Guide Likes Bernie Sanders

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Alani Beacham is a grad student at the Manhattan College. On the weekends she works as a guide inside the Statue of Liberty (pictured). 

Name: Alani Meacham
Borough: Liberty Island
I will vote: Bernie Sanders

“I don’t really follow the election. My friends just update me about it.”

“I think it’s a lot of controversy, there is a lot of back and forth, a lot of throwing dirt on other candidates. But I think we have some pretty good candidates for the most part.”

“Bernie Sanders, I like him a lot. Because he represents a lot, not just for the caucasians, but I feel like he represents every race and he is for everyone.”

“Donald Trump is Donald Trump. – For Donald Trump I feel like it’s a publicity stunt. I don’t think he is really running to become president, I feel like he is just doing it for the fun of it. I don’t think he really wants to be president. I don’t really think that he can do anything for us.”

Sanders Supporter is Glad Her Son Shares Her Politics

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Lee, a retired city planner, at a recent phone bank for Bernie Sanders.

Name: Jeanette Lee
Borough: Park Slope
I will vote: Bernie Sanders

“I really want Bernie Sanders to win. He is just very authentic. I like his socialist ideas. He will be good for the people.”

“I did a lot for the McGovern campaign [in 1972,]  campaigned for them. Now, I do phone banking for Sanders. I contribute. I have all his stickers up on my windows.”

“My son supports Sanders as well, I would have to discipline him if he didn’t.”

“I hate the Clintons. Taking a million kids down food stamps. The whole Clinton foundation, who they support. And she hasn’t done one big interview. People say she is a woman, but so what. Margaret Thatcher was a woman.”

Couple Drove 12 Hours for Donald Trump

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The couple from upstate New York are volunteers in Donald Trump’s campaign office in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Name: Laurie and Kevin Bartholomew
Borough: Upstate New York
We will vote: Donald Trump

“We drove twelve hours to get here. We probably could have phone-banked from New York, but we love it here. It’s the first time I am a part of a presidential campaign.” (Kevin Bartholomew)

“I am not interested in politics, but once in a while a person moves me. And Donald Trump did. He talks like us.” (Laurie Bartholomew)

“Everybody who finances his own campaign, who actually knows what issues the common men has with the government, is alright by me. And I support him.” (Kevin Bartholomew)