- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Voters flocking to the polls Tuesday at a public library in this leafy Philadelphia suburb agreed on one thing: They were relieved that the contentious 2016 president campaigns were finally coming to an end.

“Thank God, it’s over,” exclaimed Heather Lai, celebrating the end of the long election season after cast her ballot for Republican nominee Donald Trump.

“I’m so tired of hearing the bickering and the back and forth,” said the 36-year-old owner of a hair salon. “Everyone has enough stress in their lives and this just added more.”

The Philadelphia suburbs have been inundated with campaign TV ads and frequently visited by the candidates and their surrogates as Mr. Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton vied for the densely-populated area that could sway Pennsylvania and possibly the election.

Eleanor Young, 66, a retired teacher, said she voted for Mrs. Clinton and that this year’s presidential race was one of the most important elections of her life. But she was glad the end was in sight.

“I can’t wait for this to be over,” she said. “The negativity — it’s just not what I think America should be about.”

Ms. Young said she was going to go to bed early Tuesday night rather than extend the race one second longer by watching the election results.“I’ll probably have nightmares,” she said.

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