midterm elections

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 11/08/18 A “Blue Wave” in the House. GOP gains in the Senate. Over 100 women elected across all national positions. The first openly gay governor ever elected in the U.S. Welcome to the 2018 midterm elections. The long anticipated general election saw record numbers of voter turnout nationwide, up significantly […]

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 A new congressional district map led to big changes in Pennsylvania’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms. In March, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the old map, drawn by Republican legislators in 2012, was unconstitutionally gerrymandered. After Pennsylvania’s legislature couldn’t draw a new map […]

Election recap 2018: Midterms bring blue wave, diversity

Election recap 2018: Midterms bring blue wave, diversity

11/08/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor  On a chilly fall morning, lines began to form outside of polling locations all around the U.S. Following a series of massive social media movements aimed at encouraging all who could — mainly America’s young people — to vote, Telegraph estimates that about 113 million people participated in […]

Election Day should be holiday

Election Day should be holiday

11/08/2018 By Hallie Lauer | Features Editor In 1845, Congress decided that Election Day would be on the first Tuesday of November. This decision was made largely because it was a full day’s ride with horse-drawn buggies to the local polling place, and in order to prevent disruption to the sabbath, or market days which […]

After tragedy, voting more important than ever

After tragedy, voting more important than ever

11/01/2018 By Duke Staff Unreal. Sickening. Saddening. Horrifying. These are the thoughts on so many minds as our whole city is still reeling from the horrific massacre that occurred on Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. 11 Jewish worshippers were gunned down, along with six wounded (four were police and SWAT […]