Hillary Clinton Wins Texas

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By Sarah Pearce & Clayton Kelley
News Reporters

Photo by Marc nozell via Flickr
Photo by Marc Nozell via Flickr

As Super Tuesday comes to an end, Hillary Clinton has already picked up multiple states, including Texas, with Bernie Sanders falling behind.

In her speech following her win, Clinton thanked her supporters for bringing her this far and even further into the future. She spoke about how the country is not only for those on the top, but for everyone, and her belief to “make this country work for everyone.”

As for Texas, Clinton won 67.7 percent of votes, making it her sixth win of the night. Quentin Pennington, a freshman at Texas State University, believes Hillary taking over Texas would be “great” compared to her possible opponent, Donald Trump. Pennington added he believes Trump is “fake” and is an “extremist when talking about ISIS.”

Following her victory speech, tweets from Clinton’s account thanked her members for their continued support adding, “To every member of this team: When it’s gotten tough, you’ve never wavered. Now let’s keep going- H.”

Micheal Royal, Electronic media sophomore, said he doesn’t support Clinton because of her past participation with the LGBTQIA community and minorities and “flip-flop” beliefs.

“I do not like Hillary Clinton for the simple fact that she was a part of the mass incarceration of minorities,” Royal said. “She voted for the Iraqi war and she didn’t support LBGTQIA rights in the 1990’s and now, all of a sudden, she does.”

Royal said the “only thing” he can agree with Clinton about is her stance with Planned Parenthood.

“I am very much a feminist and even though people say Clinton isn’t really very much a feminist, at least she supports planned parenthood,” Royal said. “That’s all I can say that is good about her.”

Mark Guerra, Computer science freshman, said he wanted to vote for Clinton because he “loves” everything she stands for.

“From education to her foreign policy, and raising the minimum wage and the inequality between classes,” Guerra said, “she’s almost pretty much the same as Bernie Sanders, a lot of people bring that up that she may be copying Bernie Sanders, but I support her more because of her efforts at stricter gun control laws.”

Guerra added that Clinton’s experience as Secretary of State and being President Obama’s right hand man is appealing to voters compared to her opponent Bernie Sanders.

“It’s not that I completely disagree with Bernie Sanders, I just think that if he was going to go up against Ted Cruz or Trump, he would be squashed,” Royal said. “Hillary has a big fan base.”

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