How does the presidential election make you feel? [Photos]

We asked ten people about how the upcoming election made them feel, and here's what they said.

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Andrew Carter: "The stakes are very high in this election and I feel that how ever it comes out I'm going to have to dedicate my life to political activism, it just depends on the tone of that activism."
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Andrew Carter: "The stakes are very high in this election and I feel that how ever it comes out I'm going to have to dedicate my life to political activism, it just depends on the tone of that activism."
Steven: "I mean I don't know enough, I'm mostly guided by friends. I'm not too passionate about anything right now, but I'm getting there. I went to the rally yesterday. You could tell who was voting for who just by what they were wearing. It was new to me."
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Steven: "I mean I don't know enough, I'm mostly guided by friends. I'm not too passionate about anything right now, but I'm getting there. I went to the rally yesterday. You could tell who was voting for who just by what they were wearing. It was new to me."
Brandon: "I don't want to sound cynical by any means, I think if they took the people more seriously they wouldn't have to rely on stupid tactics. No one has a concrete foundation in leadership its more about gimmick, it's really annoying. But at the same time, its kind of cool to look at it from a joking perceptive and be able to say okay this is another person, they are more qualified for the job than me, lets see what they do after all the gimmicks are finished and they're in the white house and see if they can do what they say they can do."
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Brandon: "I don't want to sound cynical by any means, I think if they took the people more seriously they wouldn't have to rely on stupid tactics. No one has a concrete foundation in leadership its more about gimmick, it's really annoying. But at the same time, its kind of cool to look at it from a joking perceptive and be able to say okay this is another person, they are more qualified for the job than me, lets see what they do after all the gimmicks are finished and they're in the white house and see if they can do what they say they can do."
Elizabeth Ren: "I'm concerned and a little disturbed regarding the behavior and the rhetoric that's coming out of both sides."
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Elizabeth Ren: "I'm concerned and a little disturbed regarding the behavior and the rhetoric that's coming out of both sides."
Victoria: "Well how I see it, of course I'm not rooting for Donald Trump because he's crazy. I think the candidate that I'm most rooting for is Hillary because she seems like she actually has plans. Plus she's a woman and her plans for women's rights and jobs are great and she could do a lot."
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Victoria: "Well how I see it, of course I'm not rooting for Donald Trump because he's crazy. I think the candidate that I'm most rooting for is Hillary because she seems like she actually has plans. Plus she's a woman and her plans for women's rights and jobs are great and she could do a lot."
Ryan Frank: "It makes me feel uncomfortable because it doesn't really feel like an election for a president, it feels like an election for the funniest guy or the guy that does the craziest thing. I've heard people talking about the debate last night and I haven't seen it but I guess Ted Cruz picked his nose and ate it. It just makes me uncomfortable, it makes me feel like people don't realize that this is going to be our president and it's going to effect what we are going to have to live with for the next four years, they don't see that far. It scares me to be honest."
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Ryan Frank: "It makes me feel uncomfortable because it doesn't really feel like an election for a president, it feels like an election for the funniest guy or the guy that does the craziest thing. I've heard people talking about the debate last night and I haven't seen it but I guess Ted Cruz picked his nose and ate it. It just makes me uncomfortable, it makes me feel like people don't realize that this is going to be our president and it's going to effect what we are going to have to live with for the next four years, they don't see that far. It scares me to be honest."
Andrew: "I know for sure that regardless who wins it's going to force a lot of hands. I'm not particularly pleased with any candidate, but I guess I just have to see which two it comes down to and pick from there."
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Andrew: "I know for sure that regardless who wins it's going to force a lot of hands. I'm not particularly pleased with any candidate, but I guess I just have to see which two it comes down to and pick from there."
Mike Murley: "I don't know, its kind of crazy I guess. It's a lot different from years past. I don't really like any of them to be honest with you. I guess I'm kind of in the middle. I'm a libertarian kind of, I don't really care about social issues, people do what they want. Bernie Sanders and his socialism stuff I'm not really feeling that at all."
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Mike Murley: "I don't know, its kind of crazy I guess. It's a lot different from years past. I don't really like any of them to be honest with you. I guess I'm kind of in the middle. I'm a libertarian kind of, I don't really care about social issues, people do what they want. Bernie Sanders and his socialism stuff I'm not really feeling that at all."
Noah: "There hasn't been one like it in a long time. I feel like it's definitely key. I feel like even more than Obama, there is a sense of stuff changing with Feel the Bern. Whether its Hillary or Trump or Bernie it's going to be something radically different after whoever gets elected, gets elected."
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Noah: "There hasn't been one like it in a long time. I feel like it's definitely key. I feel like even more than Obama, there is a sense of stuff changing with Feel the Bern. Whether its Hillary or Trump or Bernie it's going to be something radically different after whoever gets elected, gets elected."
Tyler: "This election year definitely seems pretty obvious that peoples individual votes are starting to count more. Especially when you have the caucuses around the states and people post info graphics showing Hillary or Bernie winning by a single vote. It definitely does make it seem, not that voting wasn't important before, but now it's definitely pretty neck and neck."
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Tyler: "This election year definitely seems pretty obvious that peoples individual votes are starting to count more. Especially when you have the caucuses around the states and people post info graphics showing Hillary or Bernie winning by a single vote. It definitely does make it seem, not that voting wasn't important before, but now it's definitely pretty neck and neck."