October 10 2016

Standard Votes: Reactions to Debate #2 from the East Village to Hollywood

With debate moderators Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper acting as our fearless leaders, we survived the second bout of the 2016 presidential debates and a whole lotta locker room talk. If it weren't for the booze and camaraderie we found at our debate-viewing parties in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, we don't know if we could've made it through. We asked a few select debate-viewing party-goers at The Standard, East Village and The Standard, Hollywood for their thoughts on the election, and here's what they had to say. 
NEW YORK
NAME: Kristian von Rickenbach
AGE: 30
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: New York
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
I wish the debates were more focused on the problems, but with that being said, Donald is horrible. I’m sad that our country is even considering anything he says to be true or important. 
NAME: Jenn Whitley
AGE: 31
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: Alabama
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
This election is the best reality show on TV! I’m voting for compassion, human decency, and innocence before proven guilty. Go Hillary! Trump has great kids.

NAME: Joseph Torrio
AGE: 52
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: New York
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
Extremely interested/concerned. 

NAME: Kimberly Chey
AGE: 31
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: New York
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
#ImWithHer. Trump is a buffoon.

NAME: Danira Cadeau
AGE: 41
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: NY
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
Utterly terrified because of the deplorables.

NAME: Camila
AGE: 23
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: Florida
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
*Monkey covering eyes emoji*

NAME: Mania Winther
AGE: N/A
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: UK
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
The whole world is watching the election. The absolute last thing we need is a president like Donald Trump. It would be detrimental to not only the Americans, but also to the rest of the world if a man like Trump becomes president. There are enough problems in the world and Trump would only add to the problems. 

NAME: Melinda Liu
AGE: 30
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: New York
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
Trump will dig his own grave. Hillary will be your president. #ImWithHer.

NAME: Michael
AGE: 22
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: New York
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
Hillary better win! Donald Trump is terrifyingly incompetent, bigoted, and sexist. Hillary is so much more qualified and it’s her debate (and election) to lose.

NAME: Susan
AGE: N/A
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: N/A
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW? 
WTF?

LOS ANGELES
NAME: Minna
AGE: N/A 
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: California
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
Horrified but excited for women. 

NAME: Marissa
AGE: 27
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: California
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
Terrified for the state of our country and my future rights as a woman. 

NAME: Roger
AGE: 22
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: New Jersey
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
Over it. 

NAME: Sam
AGE: 24
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: California
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
I am feeling scared but cute. 


NAME: Libert
AGE: 45
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: California
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
I feel confident that Hillary will win, because D. Trump keeps putting in his foot in his mouth. 


NAME: Zoe
AGE: 24
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: California
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
It is a reality TV show. 


NAME: Tyler
AGE: 22
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: Missouri
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
Trump is confused. Does he know what he is talking about?


NAME: Jay
AGE: 24
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: California
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
It’s a bit of a rollercoaster. Bernie fan, but for Hillary it will be nice to see a woman president. I also think she is the most capable out of the candidates. 


NAME: Uriel
AGE: 34
REGISTERED TO VOTE IN: California
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW?
I feel the election has not been focused on issues that matter, but mostly candidate’s personal drama. 

NY Photographers
Zak Krevitt & Thomas McCarty
LA Photographer
Maxwell Poth