Voters in Virginia state Senate District 39 talk about why voting is important in any election.
Voters in Virginia’s 39th district expressed differing views on whether the state elections on Tuesday were critical to the 2012 presidential election.
“I think it is a barometer of sorts. But I don’t think its important as a lot of people make it out to be. I think the big race brings out a lot more people in a state like Virginia that’s evenly divided,” Ken Billingsley, a local resident said.
Stanley E. Lee has opposing views about if the state Senate race will affect the presidential election in 2012. Lee expressed fear of the president being able to fully execute the power of his office without having similar sentiment in Congress.
“You can’t have a Democratic president without a Democratic Congress,” Lee said.
One thing voters agreed on, is that everyone should voice their opinion by voting in every election. Voters casted their ballots for either George Barker (D) or Miller Baker (R).