Local voters discuss presidential race

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COLUMBUS, Ga. – Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee for president after winning the number of delegates she needs in recent primaries.  Muscogee County Democratic Party Chair Saundra Ellison thinks our country is ready for a female president.

“Women can only get in there and improve it.  I think it’s time.  We’ve got women in different countries who are head of state,” Ellison said.

Rick Allen with the Muscogee county Republican Party agrees, but doesn’t think Clinton is the right choice.

“Maybe we’ll have a female VP on the republican side.  Who knows, but yeah I think it’s great.  I think it’d be nice to have the first female president.  I hope it’s not Hilary Clinton,” Allen said.

He says he thinks the general election could be a toss-up.

“There’s so many people that vote along party lines now.  It’s either democrat or republican.  They’re going to vote one way or the other regardless of the candidate,” Allen explained.

Ellison says Clinton’s presumptive nomination is positive for women.

“It’s a plus for women all over the country.  They can be whatever they want to be.  They just have to work for it,” Ellison said.

The National Democratic Convention is in Philadelphia this July where the Democratic nominee will officially be announced.

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president.  The Republican National Convention will be held in July In Cleveland.

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