The much anticipated election is finally over and News Channel 7 wanted to find out how the locals felt about the results.
The supervisor of elections office unofficially tallied more than 81,000 ballots between early voting and yesterday's election day. More than 56,000 voters wanted Senator McCain to be our president, and about 23,000 voted for Senator Barack Obama.
We headed down to Coram's Restaurant on 23rd early this morning and found that the opinions were mixed from dozens of locals.
Many voters who seemed disappointed in the outcome did not want to go on camera. But in no way, does that mean Bay County won't stand by their country and hope for the best.
"Certainly I am going to support him, he is not the man I voted for but it is the man that the people of the United States have chosen," said Panama City resident, Tim Law.
Panama City Local, Laura Myers said, "Well, whatever happens, happens. We'll see how it goes I guess. Everything is in the Lords hands and we'll see. It is disappointing, I was hoping McCain would win."
Voters in Bay County got very involved in both the local and the national election this year. Early voting was very popular considering the thousands that went to the polls before election day.
Another Panama City resident Dave Goen added, "I think it was a historic moment in history for this county. When I graduated from high school in 1950 I would never considering something like this happening."
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