'To be honest, Romney scares me'
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is known by its upscale clientele as a place to see and be seen. On Election Day, it was the place to go to cast your ballot for the next president.
Maggie Watson said she voted for President Obama.
“As a woman and a future mother, I don’t want the government to tell me how I’m supposed to live,” she said. “And to be quite honest, Romney scares me.”
But it was not a one-time issue for Watson. “It scares me how some politicians think it’s okay to tell people how to live their lives,” she said. “I’m young and I don’t want to regress 20 years and be treated like a second class citizen.”
Politics have changed in the past few years with the increase of technology, she said. “Now we want to do everything fast,” she said. “Everything is about instant gratification. People are just angry that they haven’t seen everything change fast enough.”
Some voters went to the wrong voting place. Alexia Torres said she expected to vote at the Biltmore. She said her name was on the list there, yet poll workers told her she had to go to a place closer to her home. She was undaunted and determined to vote.
“It’s my civic duty,” she said.