Roanoke voters react to Tuesday night’s presidential debate

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Some called Tuesday night’s presidential debate a “hot mess,” but now, some voters in Roanoke are saying that, for them, it pushed them to either vote or not vote at all.

Former Democratic governor and friend of Joe Biden, Terry McAuliffe, described the phenomenon.

“People are saying ‘oh no, I am not going to let him disenfranchise me, I am not going to let him deny my right to vote.'”

In opposition, Trump supporter and Republican Roanoke City Council Candidate Peg McGuire says there were no winners, but voters were pushed to make a choice after witnessing that debate.

“I think they walked away thinking that they either needed to vote and make their opinions known or that they were just going to walk away from the entire process,” she said.

Hayden MakKay has made up her mind that she is not voting, saying, “It kind of actually shows that you care about the country because you’re not satisfied with either option.”

MakKay’s friend, Kirstyn Montgomery, says this race for president has pushed her to vote for the very first time.

“Everything that’s going on and how divided everything is, I felt like I actually needed to do something.”

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