I have voted republican and democrat throughout the years. Yes I realize that makes me sound confused and disloyal but all candidates are different in their approach. In the last couple elections I voted democrat. While Hillary may have her own faults and misgivings, She’s still an experienced politician and knows the ways of Washington, foreign policy and our allies. I definitely trust her with those crucial areas. Donald has no experience and is so repulsive in his behavior. To call himself a republican is an insult to the party. Ronald Reagan was a republican, a good president and would never have behaved in such a disgusting manner. It’s too bad we won’t get a chance to see what Hillary could have done. All we can do now is hold our breath for the next four years. Or at least until he’s impeached.

I voted for Clinton because I felt she was the most qualified candidate. Based on the behavior of both candidates, I felt she was also the candidate that thought before speaking and had a good understanding of foreign and domestic affairs. I also fear the repercussions of a Trump presidency on those I hold most dear…my transgender daughter, my gay family members and friends, my immigrant friends, and women in general.

I think Hillary is very corrupt. Would also like to see Obamacare repealed: our premiums have more than doubled. Hoping the republican house and congress can keep Trump in check

#1 reason: anyone but Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Donald has zero knowledge of the actual job or our government and Mike Pence put too much of his personal religious beliefs in how he governs

Longtime Republican who voted for Hillary because (1) Donald Trump repeatedly showed himself to be unhinged, incapable of making reasoned, thought-out decisions, and volatile to the point that I could not (and cannot now) imagine that he be put in charge of making important decisions for our country’s future, not to mention being privy to nuclear codes (regardless of political positions), (2) after that decision made, later determined that I could not support anyone making the sexist and racist statements he makes, and certainly could not explain to my children how I could support such a man, (3) the Republican party has strayed further and further from my values – I support limited government, free trade, etc. – I could not care less about who marries whom and kicking productive immigrants out of our country (a country that was founded by immigrants, and from an economic perspective our country benefits from them), (4) although I also do not support many of the Democratic party platforms, I felt that Hillary would likely govern from a point of moderatism and was unlikely to do significant damage to this country in 4 or 8 years, and that she would certainly respect the framework of this country’s system, including checks and balances, freedom of press and expression, respect toward all, etc., and (5) there is no doubt that Hillary was by far the most qualified candidate, in terms of experience, of all of them in this election (primaries included). As time went on, I grew to respect her more and more.

I didn’t actually vote for Trump, I voted for Johnson. However, I knew he wasn’t going to win, so most of my support went to Trump.

The main reason I voted for Trump is because of states vs federal power. Obama really abused executive order, and it makes me very uncomfortable that we as Texans are not able to govern oursleves. Trump has taken the Republican stance that states should be able to govern themselves. For instance, I am a bisexual, support marriage equality, and glad it happened, but it should have never happened federally. We are the United States of America… not the Federal Union of America.

There were a ton of other reasons, but most just lead back to jobs, economy, and citizenship.

I pay a ton in taxes every year, as do all of my hardworking fellow Americans. I have three children and a stay at home wife/ care giver to our children. Under trumps tax plan, I would pay three percent less in general taxes and my wife’s hard work and contribution to society will be recognized as the very important job that it is by him and the IRS.

Also, I hate our rhetoric based education system. They never teach how to research reliable grammar or how to use logic. It’s just a rinse and repeat socialist education system. Trump supports other options. I am not a Christian, but I know many that want their children to be homeschooled. It is their right. It is my right to educate my children using the trivium and quadrivium. Instead of the halftruths and PC culture they are taught at public schools.

On the issue of foreign affairs… I’ll use Syria as an example. Our news media is feeding us lies and so is Obama. The UN peace council went to Syria and so have many independent reporters and they have very different stories than what our government is telling us. I encourage everyone to research this. We are setting up another reason to intervene, take oil, and set up whatever government we want there. Russia is trying to defend Syrians from terrorists that are atracking Syrian citizens. America isnt allowing things like medicine to be sent over there… its disgusting. Let’s say for a minute that the peace counsel is wrong and Assad is terrible… I don’t think it’s our lives that should be lost to fix it. It’s none of our business.

Trump also wants to punish those that break the law, which includes people that came here illegally. We need to make sure any welfare we give goes to our own people.

Trump is the furthest thing from racist in politics right now. He has literally received rewards because of his inclusion practices. Why people think differently is beyond me. Perhaps they haven’t actually done any research. I researched both candidates on this topic, because I am passionate about it, and there is a very clear winner. It is Trump, hands down.

Everytime someone quoted him, I went and read or watched what he actually said in its entirety and I was astounded by how he was being reresented vs what he actually said. I lost all faith in mainstream journalism and lost even more respect for my peers that spread the misquotes and fear mongering lies.

I wanted him to win based on policy. Plain and simple.

Also, about this whole “grab em” comment…. maybe it’s because I’m from the real world and not some bubble coastal city where all logic and reason has gone out the window but… I’ve heard much, much worse. I mean, grow up. I’d slap my son into next week if he said it, but to any man this isn’t exactly breaking news. I choose not to speak like that, but some of the most caring and respectful men I’ve known have said things like this behind closed doors to other men. It’s mostly for comedy or peacocking. Just another thing that when will never understand, because when they sing about ” Boys, Boys, Boys” it’s different to them. Because there is a double standard. And men lose on this double standard.

I also supported him in defiance to the Clinton family, as so many did, but it was not my main reason.

Had Bernie Sanders been the Democratic nominee, I would have voted for him based on his policies that mirror a lot of what Donald Trump had to say. Some were gravely different, but they agreed on many important issues like intervention and jobs.

I was never a “Bernie Bro”, but I did want him to win…but he didn’t… so Trump it was. And Trump it is.

Hopefully every will calm down and let him try to make America great again. Because it’s not very great… our neighbors to the north in Canada are already losing their free speech bill by bill. I sure hope we aren’t next. Had Clintom won, we would have some speech rights within her first term… with Trump we are safe for at least four more years.

I am a republican, nay I was a republican. My vote was not so much an endorsement of her, but my utter revulsion of the lying demogauge that is Trump.

This election has given me the opportunity to look within myself and see that I am neither a democrat or republican, but something in between. I will never again hold my nose and vote. I hope the two parties see the message voters sent this year. They will be wise to see that the majority of voters did just that.

I do not support Donald Trump so much as can’t stand Clinton. Clinton is a fascist who voted for the patriot act. She refused to accept responsibility for deaths of the staff of the embassy in Benghazi including a personal friend of mine. She is an establishment candidate and her campaign is funded by big business and banks. She voted to bail out Wall Street. She will continue to hand over the reigns of the country to big business and let them dictate regulations to undermine competition. She will continue America’s interventionist foreign policy, meddling in other countries which has brought us so many enemies. She will continue to ruin American healthcare with the disastrous Obamacare, which allows citizens to game the system by going without insurance until they become sick, because insurance companies cannot reject pre-existing conditions. That is what causes health care rates to climb at such ridiculous rates for everyone who has health care.

She was the by far the most qualified candidate. Oh, she isn’t a proto-fascist, xenophobic, racist misogynist like our current president-elect. Those are just facts, as much as it pains me.

First off, I voted for experience. An entire life dedicated to public service is not something that I was able to overlook very easily. I fully realize that she had problems (email, Benghazi, etc.), but her experience outweighed any of that.
Secondly, Secretary Clinton received my vote because of her demeanor and attitude. I have lived through more than a few presidencies and a steady hand has always been needed while guiding our ship. Secretary Clinton never once responded to an attack in a manner that I felt was beneath the leader of our nation.
I also felt that Secretary Clinton would do her best to be a leader of ALL Americans. I’ll never know for sure, but it is apparent so far that President-Elect Trump is not going to be the public servant that I had hoped for.
As someone who has taught how government and politics works to students, I fully realize that times change and, with it, people’s attitudes. I know that technology has played an important role in elections since the advent of the internet. But, I expect my President to use technology in a manner that isn’t inflammatory. President-Elect Trump has not lived up to that hope, even after winning the election. Hillary Clinton has shown, at least publicly, nothing but the grace and demeanor that I expected from her.
I’m going to give the Trump Administration a chance, because I have no other choice now. But, this election has shown me that, even in my red state, I have to be more active. I am going to do what I can over the next two years to make sure that we don’t have a single-party government for long.