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Kentuckiana voters have mixed reactions to Presidential election

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Just before midnight on Tuesday, President Barack Obama was declared the projected winner of the presidential election. While the president's electoral win was resounding roughly two million votes separated the candidates.

Much like the election, the reaction in Kentuckiana is split. Even though both Kentucky and Indiana voted for Mitt Romney, there are plenty of President Barack Obama supporters.

The president won with slim majorities in key states, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado and New Hampshire.

"I feel like his heart is for the people," said Lejames Reed, Obama supporter. "I'm not saying Romney's not, but I really didn't get that vibe from Romney."

Romney supporters said they have some serious concerns.

"I worry for the economy, I'm worried about Obamacare because it's coming and I don't think the people who voted for Barack Obama realize how bad Obamacare is going to be for them," said Donna Howell, Romney supporter.

Others believe the country is in good hands. "This is a good man that we have as president," said Kenneth Miller, Obama supporter. "All we need is the politicians to come together and work together for us and not themselves and we'll be the strongest country in the world."

Republicans will still have firm control of the house. Democrats will maintain control of the new senate.

At the end of the day, Romney urged leaders to reach across the aisle to do the people's work and during President Obama's victory speech, he said he was willing to work with a divided nation.

"Once you get into office, it shouldn't matter whether you are democrat, republican, liberal, whatever," said Lisa Graebe of Clark County. "It should be what's best for the country."

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