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'My anxiety was sky high': Waukesha, Cedarburg and Milwaukee residents sound off about election night

Posted at 6:26 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 19:26:34-05

WISCONSIN — So about last night... It has been a wild two days. From when the polls opened to the final votes across the country being tallied, there hasn't been a dull moment. The chaos will continue too.

Given how unprecedented this election has been, Digital Reporter James Groh went to Cedarburg, Waukesha, and Milwaukee to talk to residents and learn how they are feeling about all the events that have transpired.


"It was kind of driving me crazy, so I figured I would just sleep and see what happens," Sophia Petermann from Waukesha said. She couldn't continue watching election coverage last night. She called it "chaos."

However she has a message for the country, "whatever happens, I know we're going to wake up the next day and we're going to go on, and we are going to get through this no matter what."

"One of the weirdest times I think I’ve ever seen, and I go back to the Eisenhower years," Bill Savatski said.

Bill said everything that was going on was a bit exciting. A silver lining to everything that has happened in the past 48 hours he said is that people are being engaged in the democratic process unlike ever before.


"Honestly it's very stressful," Olivia Ellis said.

She watched the election results for a little bit last night, but like Sophia Petermann, she had a hard time watching for too long.

"Honestly I tuned in and then I tuned out cause my anxiety was sky high," she said.

Pamela McCreary said she was disheartened with the division she saw in America.

"I'm very disappointed that the country is still so divided."

Clyde Anderson agrees with McCreary and hopes that Americans can come together once the results are in, to work on the next steps.

"Hopefully, whichever way it goes, we can come to some sort of resolve as Americans, and do whatever we need to do to move forward."

He urged everyone to be patient.

"Just hold on everybody. Hold on, and hopefully we'll be through this soon."


"I just wish it was over." Simply put Larry Tutewohl is over it. "I really don’t know where to go with it. It's a very confusing mess," he said.

It's a sentiment Pam Zeman said she feels too.

"Well, it's been pretty crazy."

Everyone Agreed

More people were interview for this story than made it into the written article or video. However, everyone agreed that they are ready for this long and intense process to be over with. They are ready for what's next.

Plus, everyone said they were thrilled they won't be bombarded with campaign texts, calls, and ads anymore. That's probably something everyone, no matter who you voted for, can agree on.

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