Local voters react to presidential race uncertainty

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – President Donald Trump and Joe Biden each need 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have become increasingly crucial.

CBS 58 checked in with local voters to see how they’re feeling on the day after elections as we wait for the results.

“I’m on tenterhooks waiting for a specific result, hoping it goes the way I want it to go, “ says Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri, a Wisconsin voter. “I’m worried about the future.”

“I’m just patiently waiting to see what happens,” says Kay Woelfel, a Wisconsin voter.

Patiently waiting seemed to be the reoccurring theme of voters walking around on this day after the elections.

“I didn’t sleep much last night,” says Nikolai Olivieri. “There’s a lot of anxiety. I’m a small business owner.”

That’s why Nikolai Olivieri decided to step out of her house and take a seat along Water Street.

“I’m going to have some coffee and I’m going to go to work and focus on what I need to do today,” says Nikolai Olivieri.

While some try to unplug, others are choosing to remain updated.

“We’re checking every hour to see who’s winning,” says Matthew Faulkner.

Faulkner is visiting from Portland.

“We’re walking around these stores and everything is closed,” says Faulkner of some shops in the Third Ward. “There’s also places boarded up in places like Portland too.”

“I feel like it’s going to be a close election,” says Braun. “I was encouraged to see that Wisconsin turned blue. But whoever wins, I just hope that nationwide cities can stay safe.”

Another resounding message was one for peace.

“Be kind no matter who wins,” says Woelfel.

“We hope we can come to an agreement,” says Faulkner. “We hope we can be civil, whoever wins.”

“We’re all anxious and hoping for the best,” says Nikolai Olivieri.

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