Southeast Texans call for unity following election results

Southeast Texans call for unity following election results

JEFFERSON COUNTY - Southeast Texans have mixed emotions as election results sink in.

Fighting on social media is not over but politicians and citizens alike are calling for Americans to put aside their differences to move forward in unity.

Courtney Jenkins, a Jefferson County Republican, says she knows what it's like to have political posts online end in chaos.

"Someone just got too unruly and ugly because of [a] difference of opinion," said Jenkins. "So that caused an unfriending."

That difference in opinion sparked an argument online weeks ago.

Jenkins says she is happy to report there have been no personal attacks since the election was called.

The Nederland mom has taken note of the slew of posts revealing how her friends are feeling.

She says some of her friends are celebrating while others are at a loss.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both called for unity following election results.

"To all Republicans and Democrats and Independents across this nation I say it is time for us to come together as one united people," said Trump.

Clinton's statement showed much of the same sentiment.

"Donald Trump is going to be our President," said Clinton. "We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."

Jenkins hopes Southeast Texas will move forward and put an end to any feuds.

Kimeoka Landry says she is disappointed in the election results but will look for the silver lining.

"It's hard right now, but move forward. We have to," said Landry. "Move forward, make it better. And maybe we can better ourselves, our lives."

Landry says she will continue to vote for Democratic candidates and will wait to see if Trump sticks to his promises.

For Karen Kiesling, the post-election emotions haven't been severe.

The Republica agrees with experts who say anyone can benefit from a deep breath and a clear focus on what's next for the country.

"We need for those who feel at odds over this to set it aside, move forward," said Kiesling. "Let's be united one nation under God."

A recent Monmouth poll shows 7% of people lost a friend directly related to this Presidential race.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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