BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A south Georgia man said one week after the election, he still does not know who the next president will be.
“I was invited to an election party to stay up into the night with everybody gnawing their nails, hanging on and I thought, oh there has to be a better way,” said Joe Chandler.
Chandler said he was fed up with the political system and decided to go to bed on election night without finding out. He intended to find out who won the next morning, but when he woke up Chandler said he felt so peaceful he decided to wait until the afternoon. A few hours turned into a week.
“Having subtracted myself from this political fracas and all of the mayhem of the digital media, I kind of found the center of the cyclone, it is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance,” said Chandler.
Chandler works from home and said he has stayed away from televisions, newspapers and social media. When he does go out, which is seldom, he wears headphones and a sign that says “I don’t know who won and don’t want to. Please don’t tell me.”
Chandler's daughter said she keeps her father updated on some news, including the anti-Trump protests, but does not say which side is taking part.
Chandler said this was not planned, adding that he is not protesting a particular candidate.
“Not a big fan of either, but I did have a huge preference of the regime that I was hoping we would avoid,” said Chandler.
Chandler said he does not know how much longer he can hang on and might be ready to find out next week.
“I am almost ready for somebody to put me out of my misery, but when they do, I have a feeling I might be stepping back into a world of even more misery,” said Chandler.