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'There has to be a real third party next time'

Standing outside a bar in Dallas, Texas, Jared Hodge, a 30-year-old financial analyst, says he has "no regrets" about not voting for Clinton despite the likely Trump victory. He would have been disappointed by the outcome of the elections either way, he says.

Explaining that he voted Green Party and Libertarian Party for most slots, Hodge wrote in "Giant Meteor" in the presidential slot.

"I grew up in a black Democratic household, but I don't feel [the Democrats] have done anything for me," he said, explaining that he had hoped to cast his vote for self-described socialist Bernie Sanders until that candidate withdrew and threw his weight behind Clinton.

Hodge, who describes himself as a progressive, said that Trump has changed the country: "Trump has galvanised a movement that can't be made to feel shame [for racism and sexism]".

"There has to be a real third party next time," he said. "Meanwhile, real change is taking place on the ground with grassroots movements."

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