On a night of surprises, the results in New York City weren’t among them.
Just 750 people in the Bronx call themselves Green Party members. But back in 1999, that number was 14. “It’s definitely growing,” said Aesha Valencia, 27, who lives in the Norwood section of the Bronx and is Green Party-registered. “There’s a lot of people out there who want to put the planet first.” Valencia said she’s tired of two-party loyalists telling her that she’s throwing away her vote or helping to get the Republican nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, elected.
One voter’s objection? ‘He doesn’t explain anything.’
At a polling site on the Manhattan College campus, Clinton supporter Satinath Choudhary snapped pictures of voters entering the polling center, sending them to friends he was trying to coax into voting.
‘What’s at stake is the future of our children,’ Michelle Ortiz said. ‘We got young girls growing up, we don’t want to set ourselves back to the 1930s.’
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Other Bronx voters said they were moved primarily by their repulsion at the Republican nominee.