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Islanders on the U.S. election: Your comments

Many Canadians, including Islanders, are paying close attention to our neighbours to the south as the U.S. chooses a new president.

Facebook comments show how the election is eliciting passion and apathy

Islanders are sharing their reactions to the U.S. election on social media. (Associated Press)

Many Canadians, including Islanders, are paying close attention to our neighbours to the south as the U.S. chooses a new president. 

Millions of people have watched the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and have been following the daily headlines. Tuesday the decision will be made on who will be the next President of the United States. 

You have been sharing your many views on the election on CBC P.E.I.'s Facebook page.

(Please note that usernames are not necessarily the names of commenters. Some comments have been altered to correct spelling and to conform to CBC style.)

Should Canadians care?

"The USA are our neighbours. If your neighbours house was on fire, would you be paying attention?" wrote Mike Arsenault. 

Laurent Beaulieu wrote, "Not very closely. It is not a Canadian story so I don't really care."

"If we had an open border between Canada and the U.S. and citizens were allowed to move freely between the two, I wonder how many Americans would actually choose to live in Canada and how many Canadians would choose to live in the U.S.?" wrote John Griffith.

'The most unusual in history'

"Trump is going to win," wrote Shooter McGaven. 

"This American election is the most unusual in history and will probably be remembered in history as such. God willing by this time tomorrow night Hillary will be declared the president elect and Ms. Darlene Compton will have been part of that," wrote Gloria Anne MacKay about P.E.I. MLA Darlene Compton's attendance to a Clinton rally.

Steven Thomson wrote, "Hope Trump wins, tired of the media trying to brainwash everyone."

"So if you aren't supporting Clinton it's because you are sexist? Give me a break. And speaking of breaks, he says Trump got a lot of breaks to get to where he is in this election. Hillary got them too especially in regards to the e-mails," wrote Mark Ellis in reaction to this CBC article: Malcolm Gladwell probes sexism and elitism in the U.S. presidential election.

'No one will be happy'

"Get it over with, no one will be happy, but we have to live with the ... results," wrote Kaye Morrison. 

Meg Green Sullivan wrote, "Sickening, terrified for the U.S.A.," in reaction to this CBC article: 'Time for revolution': Trump's Deep South diehards ready for revolt if he loses.

"The world would be better off without either one of them as president of [the] U.S.A. There must have been a better choice in 320 million people," wrote Byron Hambly. 

"I'm not endorsing Hillary but she's the better of the two candidates and that's not saying much. Again her 'standing up for her husband' can and will likely be brought up by Trump ... but at the end of the day the damage has been done to Donald and instead of defending himself in a manner that someone that is running for president should. Like Obama has said. 'Stop whining and make a case for yourself,'" wrote Jerico Lamangan.

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