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Presidential election unusually stressful

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Kurt Wilson has a grim prediction for this year’s presidential election.

“What’s happening now is the most pivotal political race in the history of the USA,” he said. “No matter who gets elected, there will be riots.”

Wilson owns Survival Enterprises in Coeur d’Alene, and he believes a Hillary Clinton victory would be part of the Democratic Party’s centurylong effort to establish “complete control of the population.”

Suzanne Thompson is equally concerned, but for a different reason.

“This is really the first time I’ve been really worried about the direction of our country,” she said. Thompson doesn’t like Donald Trump and has had to reconcile the fact that some of her friends, people she loves, are supporting him.

“I look at people who are my friends in kind of a new light. It’s hard to see someone who could support and vote for that kind of a person,” she said.

This presidential election is unusually stressful for both Democrats and Republicans, according to a survey published by the American Psychological Association/Eli Francovich, SR. More here.

Question: How stressed are you re: outcome of the presidential election?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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