Dear everyone who voted for Clinton

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona on March 21, 2016. (CC BY-SA 2.0 | Gage Skidmore)

First of all, thank you for fulfilling your civic duty and voting, even if your candidate didn’t win. You tried at least, and now you can complain about President-elect Donald Trump as much as you want if he does things you don’t like. You voted. You did your best. People will understand if you’re a little bitter.

If you voted for a third party or wrote in someone, let’s face it. You never expected to win. You just saw we were stuck between a rock and a hard place with our choices, and instead of fighting one side or the other, you just decided to get crushed. Once again, though, you tried. Thumbs up. Pat on the back.

So those of you who voted for Hillary Clinton, go ahead and cry into your pillow tonight. Just tonight, though, because tomorrow you’re moving to Canada according to that Facebook post months ago.

Maybe it won’t even be that bad. Who knows? Maybe having an overdramatic nutcase with bad hair and even worse people skills will be alright. Maybe, just maybe, he could actually “make America great again,” and we just misplaced our faith.

I know many of us thought the suspicious career politician would handle the presidency better, but let’s give Trump a chance. It is, after all, what the American people wanted. Right?

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