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Some Bend voters are just relieved Election Day is over

Visitors, too: 'I'm just trying not to look at my phone too much'

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- It was a quiet Wednesday morning in Bend, the morning after a historic election, both at the state and national level.

Oregonians had several key voting issues to decide on, from drug reform measures to state Senate races to possibly the most contentious presidential election of many residents' lifetimes.

And even though Tuesday night's election results weren't decided in some cases until Wednesday morning, many said they are ready to move forward.

Like Judy Towner, who was out to meet her friend for a walk.

"I'm glad it's over," she said. "I'm tired of the negative ads. I'm tired of the whole Facebook thing."

Although results were up in the air at the time in some key county and national elections, Towner said, "I'm eagerly waiting on the results."

At Drake Park, a couple was relaxing, as they they needed a break from reality on their trip from Vancouver, Washington.

"We needed to get away from the news coverage and speculation, of which way it was going to go," said the woman, who didn't wish to be named.

Touching on the throes of the national election, she added, "I'm just trying not to look at my phone too much."

Peter Wallace said he was just out enjoying himself.

"It's just a beautiful day," he said. "I figured get out here and enjoy it. I mean, with all the things going on, it's easy to get obsessed with that and not see how beautiful it is."

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  1. If anyone is still wondering how much people hate Trump–over 72 million people just voted for a senile 78 yr. old (therefore, Kamala) that hasn’t done anything in 50 years except line his pockets!

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