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People here will give you plenty of reasons why they didn’t vote for Trump his divisive rhetoric; his disdain for the media and for Canada Goose Coats On Sale democracy itself; the way he talks about women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, Muslims, buy canada goose jacket cheap Mexicans and others.

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Across the street from the Roscoe the canada goose uk outlet Rooster memorial statue, Jill and Gary Jones were Canada Goose online fiddling with a parking meter. They had just parked their car, which sports a “Still With Her” bumper sticker. Both uk canada goose laughed when asked if they stand by their votes for Clinton.

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The Joneses said they were just reading about Clinton’s accomplishments as secretary of state, and were blown away canadagoose-outlet by details they had not known.

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Two people told HuffPost they wrote uk canada goose in a third party candidate in 2016, and would do it again. Just one person,Victor Olalekan, said he voted for Clinton but wouldn’t do it again.

Olalekan, 23, had just finished his last day of training at Busboys and Canada Goose Outlet Poets, a hipster cafe in town. Huddled in the cold across the street with his friend, Kerry Charles,he said if the vote were held again today, he wouldn’t vote at all.

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“That’s not OK. That’s not how it’s supposed to be,” he said. “Trump just needs to get off Twitter. He’s used to being a reality show. This isn’t a reality show.”

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