El Paso County party leaders hope for unity on election night
COLORADO SPRINGS -
After a long and often divisive election season, Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians in El Paso County are coming together under one roof on election night. The parties are planning to watch results come in at the Antlers Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs.
They hope to prove that while their differences may be magnified during election season, there's always common ground.
"It's okay to fight among yourselves, but at the end of the day, after we've exercised our right to vote, we're going to pull together," said Jeff Hays, the Chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party. "We have to help govern together, we have to live together, play together and work together to make this a great place to live."
"What we share -- Republicans, Democrats and other parties -- is that we want to see Colorado Springs thrive and this to be a vibrant community," said Dr. Kathleen Ricker, the Chairwoman of the El Paso County Democratic Party.
The parties will fill rooms across the hall from each other and share a spread of food and drinks in a show of unity and moving forward together.