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What will Western New York Republicans do?

Posted at 11:33 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 23:33:27-04

In November, 21-year-old Sarah Drozda will fulfill her civic duty, voting in her first presidential election.

“It was just a feeling of shock like there’s no one in this election that I really feel strongly for.”

And this roller coaster election season hasn’t made the UB junior’s decision any easier.

“When he said he was pulling out of the race I was actually really surprised because even though I had a strong support for Kasich, I actually thought he would go before Cruz would of.”

Sarah says she was surprised when Senator Ted Cruz bowed out of the election after suffering a hefty loss to Donald trump in Indiana.

Just a day later Sarah says she was disappointed when Ohio senator John Kasich waved the white flag leaving Trump as the last man standing . . . a man this political science major does not want to see in office.

“At the end of the day I vote for myself not the Republican Party,” Drozda told 7 Eyewitness News.

Even though I am a Republican I feel I will always be a republican I don’t see myself voting Republican in this election but I also don’t see myself voting Democrat in this election, so I really started to look at it and I really think I will be voting third party libertarian.

Although Sarah says she’s found the solution to her election dilemma, Erie County Legislator and political science professor at Canisius College Kevin Hardwick says many Republican voters will remain republican voters.

“I think it’s going to take everyone a while to decompress,” Hardwick says.  

“I think what you are going to see is a lot of the Kasich people falling in line behind the eventual republican nominee Donald Trump.