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SA voters split over election results

President Obama wins Bexar County by narrow margin

SAN ANTONIO - Bexar County was closely divided over the presidential election, with President Obama narrowly winning the county with 52 percent of the vote.

Kimia Thompson said she is relieved that President Obama will have four more years, because as a mother of five, she thinks he looks after families like hers.

"I agree with Obama and everything that he's for and (his policies) affect me, such as the health care, the food stamps, the jobs," Thompson said.

Other Obama supporters were less enthusiastic, saying they hope he'll do more now that he has four more years to finish what he's started.

Just about as many San Antonio voters said they were ready for change.

"I just don't like it, because I think we're in for more trouble," a San Antonio voter said.

"I was personally disappointed, because I think Romney was a better choice for this country," another voter said.

Most cited the economy as their reason for supporting Romney and said they thought a new president would bring new opportunities to Americans.

"I feel like the economy would probably be better with him. That's what I was thinking, hoping," said a voter who supported Romney.

Others are just glad the election is over.

"I was just more excited that there was an outcome. I think that the politics have (turned to) mudslinging in the last couple months, and I think people are just happy to be done with the political adds," April Grogan, who voted for President Obama, said.


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