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Eager for election results, people destress in Delaware Park

Posted at 11:56 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 23:56:31-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The voting in the 2020 Election is over, and soon we will know who will take the Oath of Office on January 20th.

According to Nielsen, 56.9 million viewers tuned in to primetime election coverage. Three days after Election Day, nearly everyone 7 Eyewitness News spoke with in Delaware Park continue to check for results on TV or online throughout the day.

Noreen Panzarella of Buffalo is one of them. She said she can't stop following the race on TV, but that doesn't mean she enjoys it.

“I just can’t wait for this to be over, this has been a long year… this week," she said.

Others said they were able to move on after Election Day more easily because they don't like following politics.

According to the American Psychological Association, 68% of adults said this presidential election is a significant source of stress in their life. That didn't end for everyone after the polls closed.

“The last few days have been pretty stressful," said Nathan Zobrest. "You know a couple of times a day I'll try to go online, check, see if anything's changed, because we don't know. Sometimes it will change, and other times it won't and it's just sort of been real dragged out for everybody."

Several people said they were relieving anxiety by coming out to Delaware Park to walk or bike, taking advantage of the good weather. While people wished the count was complete, many are prepared to wait as long as it takes. With accuracy, not speed being the goal.

“I don’t care how long it takes for them to count the vote, I just want democracy to run its course,” said Tim Jackson.