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Voters react to presidential primary

Voters wear this "I'm a Georgia voter sticker." (Source:WALB) Voters wear this "I'm a Georgia voter sticker." (Source:WALB)
William Usher, Dougherty County State Republican Delegate William Usher, Dougherty County State Republican Delegate
Attorney Tommy Coleman (Source:WALB) Attorney Tommy Coleman (Source:WALB)
Voters cast their ballot in the presidential primary. (Source:WALB) Voters cast their ballot in the presidential primary. (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Voters in Albany have reaction to what's happening in the race for president.

William Usher proudly wears his "I'm a Georgia voter sticker" to show he exercised his right to vote.

"Everything leading up to the Primary puts all of the candidates out in front of you,” said William Usher, Dougherty County State Republican Delegate. “Forces them through the debates and campaigning to talk about all of the issues."

Usher is a Dougherty County delegate to the state Republican Convention that will be held in Augusta in June.

"You become kind of like the collective voice for people who are affiliated with that party,” said Usher.

Attorney Tommy Coleman is an expert on Georgia politics who used to lead the Democratic Party in state. He says some Republicans dislike Donald Trump and are working to keep him from getting that party's nomination.

"They're hoping that they can hold Donald Trump to less than 50 percent of the votes,” said Tommy Coleman, Attorney. “He goes to the convention then you have what's known as a brokered convention."

Coleman says Trump's rising political popularity worries him.

"The increased mixture of politics and entertainment is dangerous,” said Coleman.

Usher also says he feels tension even among people in his own party.

"There's seems to be a nervous election to me and I think it's just because there's so many candidates that are pretty polarizing,” said Usher.

Coleman believes voters relying on information from social media and the decline of political parties are leading to less qualified candidates.

"We cannot make a good decision for our country based upon entertainment and what amuses us," said Coleman.

"I think it's just really important that people go out they educate themselves listen to the news but go do your own research,” said Usher.

The Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia and the Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland in July.

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