BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The results of the governor’s race are still the talk of the town.
Meghan McCorkell has been out speaking to voters across the region.READ MORE: Six Rowhomes Involved In West Baltimore Fire, No Injuries Reported
Many voters say the election results send a message that the state is ready for a change.
From Jimmy’s Seafood in Dundalk to the Avenue in Hampden and downtown at Lexington Market, the race for governor is still on everyone’s minds.
“We just want improvement for the better, not for the worse,” said Wendy Robinson.
“Whether it’s a Democrat or a Republican, we’re all at this point looking for change,” said Japonica Harding.
With change coming, voters are listing their priorities.
“Focus on education. More jobs, greener energy,” said Joe Straaik.
It was previous policies some say caused Anthony Brown to fall to Larry Hogan.
“All the taxes O’Malley created basically pushed him to the curb,” said Tim Kisskiss.READ MORE: WJZ Presents 'A Talk About Race,' A Town Hall On Race Relations
At Lexington Market, Baltimore City voters say they are shocked that Brown lost and that he lost by a big margin.
“Shocking. I really thought he was a shoo-in,” said one.
“He should have won,” said another. “Totally should have won.”
Some voters didn’t cast a ballot for either candidate.
“I didn’t go out and vote. I wasn’t happy with either party,” said Matt Ford.
Low turnout may have been a major game-changer.
“Two-thirds of the people didn’t show up and I just wish more people came out to vote because it’s important,” said Robert Makins.
Now the people that did vote have spoken.
Only about 45% of registered voters went to the polls. That’s 10% lower than the previous governor’s race.MORE NEWS: BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Welcomes 45 Veterans On Honor Flight Nevada Thursday
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