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Democrats, Republicans move on after Trump win

Posted at 6:31 PM, Nov 09, 2016

CINCINNATI -- Whether they're basking in Donald Trump's win or upset that Hillary Clinton lost, people are now working to move forward after the election.

"We needed this change," Trump supporter Michelle Martin said. "We need it."

Clinton supporter Janita Williams said she was disappointed but would "go with the program" and support Trump.

"It's the way our society is raised. We voted, and we've got to accept the outcome," Williams said.

Hamilton County GOP Chair Alex Triantafilou said he understands Democrats' disappointment, but now there's an opportunity to unite across party lines.

"It really is an important reminder after this grueling campaign that we need to come together and govern," he said.

Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld tweeted as the results were coming in, writing that he was "stunned."

"I was pretty shocked by the outcome," he said.

Like many Democrats, Sittenfeld is trying to come to terms with an election he thought would have favored Clinton. But he said he believes the outcome won't change what the U.S. is.

"I think there are a lot of people who understandably woke up this morning and are saying, 'Is this still my country?' And I would just say if you're a young girl out there, if you're a person who has a disability, if you're a Muslim family, this is your country," Sittenfeld said. "We love you, we want you here, we are still stronger together no matter what the results yesterday were."