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Many Duquesne ties present in U.S. House primary race

Many Duquesne ties present in U.S. House primary race

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/07/17 11/09/17 UPDATE: Comment added from the Aaron Anthony campaign As the calendar gets closer to the 2018 midterm elections, a variety of candidates continue to emerge. In the nearby 12th Congressional District, two Duquesne alumni are part of a five-person race for the Democratic nomination to oppose Keith Rothfus […]

Vote PA: What you need to know about upcoming elections

Vote PA: What you need to know about upcoming elections

11/02/2017 By Zach Landau | A&E Editor Raymond Arke | News Editor Kailey Love | Photo Editor Well, it’s that time of the year again. It’s election season 2017, and after the huge presidential race last year, one could almost be forgiven for sitting this smaller, off-year race out. Almost. Truth is, a lot of […]

Maine voters choose to rank candidates on ballot

Maine voters choose to rank candidates on ballot

By Charlie Megginson | Staff Columnist  Are you tired of voting for the lesser of two evils? In Maine, residents can now rank their candidates from least to most evil on their ballots. Of course, that’s not the real reason for “Question 5,” a referendum recently approved by voters in America’s northeasternmost state. Question 5 […]

Echoing a national trend, Duquesne Republican disavows GOP

Echoing a national trend, Duquesne Republican disavows GOP

Hallie Lauer and Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke When news outlets projected GOP candidate Donald Trump would be the 45th President of the United States the night of Nov. 8, many Americans began to despair. However, it was not only Democrats who questioned Trump’s ability to lead the country in a time of great […]

Voting for first time in election brings joy, fear

Voting for first time in election brings joy, fear

By Ollie Gratzinger | Staff Columnist  For the past year or so, everyone in the country — and some beyond — had their eyes set ahead to Tuesday, Nov. 8: the day America would decide who replaces Barack Obama as the President of the United States after eight years in office. That day has come […]

Letter to the Editor: Catholics’ Moral Obligations in Voting

Letter to the Editor: Catholics’ Moral Obligations in Voting

Letter to the Editor For Catholics, responsible citizenship, which includes voting, is very important. However, certain critical issues have not been addressed or explained adequately to Catholic voters in this election cycle. Although many Catholics are not single-issue voters, please be advised that a political candidate’s position on a single issue may disqualify that candidate […]

Pros, cons of casting vote for third-party candidate

Pros, cons of casting vote for third-party candidate

By Craig Taylor | Staff Columnist “Out of 300 million people, this is the best we can come up with?” That sentiment of frustration is something that most Americans have likely either heard or felt regarding this election season. Even the die-hard supporters of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump often have to justify scandals […]

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 […]

More than checking a box: How to become an educated voter

More than checking a box: How to become an educated voter

By Zachary Landau | Staff Writer You’ve heard friends, family and celebrities harp on about how important it is for you to vote, so you went ahead and registered. But since this might be the first time you, as well as many college students, are voting, it is a good idea to know what is […]

Students can still register to vote, Department of State says

Students can still register to vote, Department of State says

Raymond Arke | Staff Writer As the Duquesne Student Government prepares to launch their annual student voter registration drive, levels of registered college students have reached the lowest levels in 40 years. A survey by Tuft University showed that in 2012, only 22 percent of college-aged students voted. John Hanley, a political science professor, said […]