The Lane County Republican Party hosted their election watch party at the Oregon Electric Grill in downtown Eugene. Unfortunately, the election results did not favor their party as local Republicans watched the presidential race called for President Barack Obama shortly after 8pm.
Elisa Later speaks to her son Jason, 32, currently living in Alvin, Texas. Later, a Texas native herself, called home to share her disappointment with the election results with her brother and son. “[There are] a lot of disappointed folks,” she lamented, “we worry that there won’t be another Republican president after this. It’s a sad day in history. We’re hoping that Texas will secede.” (Michael Arellano/Emerald)