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By Allison Bybee email
Posted by Rachel Leigh email

TREASURE COAST, FL (WFLX) - Three Treasure Coast counties voted overwhelmingly for John McCain, but he is not headed to the White House. So what now?

The election is over, but tell that to Ron Lowe.

"Yes, I'm gonna keep them (bumper stickers) up!" Lowe said.

Lowe and his dog Sarah are forever backing Sarah Palin and John McCain. "I still have a hard time accepting it. I got laughed at for the stickers on my truck today -- big time laughed at," Lowe added.

He's like the majority on the Treasure Coast who voted Republican, unwilling to hop on the Obama Express. "I'm scared for what this man might bring and what his beliefs are," Lowe said.

On Wednesday, the local Republican headquarters sat empty. McCain signs were thrown out and Republicans were skeptical. One voter says, "I really don't think he's going to live up to what he is. I think his words, there's nothing behind them, they are empty promises."

The hopeful Obama supporters remain committed, like Sheila Barry. "I'd like to see change, but I know it will be slow, it didn't get this way overnight, it won't change overnight," Barry said.

More than 44,000 Martin County voters chose the Maverick and the Alaska Governor. Many say they did want change.

"A change of course, but not necessarily what we got," said Shawna Comfort. 

Robert Dick added, "I have never, ever in all my life been as upset about an election as this one."

As for Ron Lowe, the McCain sign might be out of his front yard, but the names McCain and Palin won't be forgotten.

The only Treasure Coast county that did not vote for McCain was St. Lucie County. Nearly 56 percent of voters there chose Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

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