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Local government matters on Election Day, too

Local government matters on Election Day, too

By Duke Staff  Trump and Clinton, Clinton and Trump. Those names seem to have taken over our country’s consciousness. They follow us everywhere — on TV, in the newspapers, on the lips of everyone to whom we speak. But what if we told you that their names are the least important ones you’ll be seeing […]

Low voter turnout plagues midterms

Low voter turnout plagues midterms

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke The number of ballots cast on Election Day Tuesday in Allegheny County was approximately 75,000 less than the number in 2010. According to statistics from the Allegheny County elections department, less than 355,000 votes were recorded in Allegheny County in the election that saw Democrat Tom Wolf triumph […]