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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Republicans continue to celebrate major victories.

They won every statewide race in Georgia, and won a large majority in the US House of Representatives.

Politicians and pundits are talking about what message voters sent on Election Day. We decided to ask the voters themselves.

At the Harlem Barber Shop Wednesday everyone was talking about Tuesday night's election results.

"They outvoted us yesterday, republican territory, republican state," said John Jackson, Democrat.

Jackson says a lot of folks here are disappointed by Republican gains.

"From looking at the papers and the news the republican won almost all the offices," said Jackson.

Eugene Bailey is a life long democrat. He understands many voters don't like how things are going on a national and local level.

"The country was messed up before he got in, they haven't given him a chance," said Eugene Bailey.

Bill Waller is a republican who is active in the Tea Party Movement, he's encouraged by the republican showing.

"We look for candidates that are going to listen to the will of the people," said Waller.

He was disappointed with republican Mike Keown's close loss in the 2nd district.

"We as people of this district would try to contact Sanford Bishop and it would seem our voices were left unheard," said Waller.

"A democrat can be just as conservative as a republican," said Vivian Stern, Independent Conservative.

Stern is a conservative independent, this election she supported Keown.

"Met him, like him on sight. Bishop is also a nice guy, but as far as the direction the country is going it's upsetting to see your tax bill," said Stern.

She hopes a conservative shift will help get the country and state on track, if not the next election could be just as good for another party.

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