Local Republicans optimistic their party will prevail

Kevin Parker welcomes area Republicans
Kevin Parker welcomes area Republicans

About 300 Republicans are expected to watch the election at The Davenport tonight.

As of 7 p.m. over 100 guests had already showed up, feeling optimistic that America would vote red.

“I would hope the American public has awakened to the realities of what a second term of an Obama presidency would mean to the demise of this country, this constitution, this way of life, the liberties we enjoy under the constitution, primarily the 1st and 2nd Amendments,” said Marilynn Huff, of Veradale. 

Though hopeful, she said she was still nervous about how the night would go.

“We have a very uneducated population in this country,” she said. “They would rather receive the fish than learn how to fish.”

Dressed in red, white and blue and glancing nervously up at one of the four screens showing live election results she said, “We need this.”

By 7:30 p.m. Mitt Romney had 163 electoral votes and Obama had 162.

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About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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