Tag: Midterm Election

Mason Reacts to the Midterm Elections

Turnout soars as elections remain contested BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The 2018 midterm elections have finally come to a close. The Democrats took the House of Representatives, flipping multiple incumbent Republican seats in the process, while the Republicans maintained control of…

Midterms Bring Reelection For Senator Tim Kaine

Kaine celebrates reelection and other Democratic victories in Virginia BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR The midterm elections kept the country in suspense as both Republicans and Democrats gained and lost seats in the House of Representatives and Senate. In Virginia,…

Mason’s Voting Rates Spike

Democrats swing House in the most well-attended vote in decades BY JACK HARVEY, STAFF WRITER The Democratic party has gained a majority in the House of Representatives following what is estimated to be the highest voter turnout since 1966, according to…

This Week in Politics

BY DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR Monday, Nov. 5, 2018: Republicans and Democrats gear up for the 2018 midterm elections. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018: The Republicans retain their control of the Senate, but the Democrats have gained control of the House…

The Beto Myth

BY DOMINIC PINO There were real surprises on Election Day. A Democrat, Laura Kelly, will be the next governor of deep-red Kansas, and Republican Ron DeSantis won the Florida gubernatorial election after trailing in nearly every poll. So, naturally, coverage…

Trump’s Midterm Victory

BY JACE WHITE In his press conference the morning after the midterm elections, President Trump expressed his satisfaction with the results. It is common for a president’s party to lose many seats in both houses of Congress after their first…

Debate Dives Into the Issues

George Mason Democrats and College Republicans discuss the midterms BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR George Mason College Republicans (CRs) and George Mason Democrats (GMU Dems) went head-to-head in a civilized debate on Nov. 1 to discuss prominent issues ahead…

The Washington Post and Schar School Partner to Conduct Polls

The Post and Mason’s Schar School create polling data for midterms BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR So far, the Washington Post-Schar School polls have proven to be highly accurate, successfully predicting the results of the 2016 presidential campaign in…

Prepping for the Polls Pre-Election Day

Mason student voters are engaging in political discourse before the midterm elections BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER While awaiting the midterm elections, students on campus are taking the lead in creating a political conversation. On the night of Thursday, Nov….

Students Voting? Never.

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS, STAFF WRITER Across America, citizens are having their most valuable right–voting–stripped from them or hindered by bad policies. The act of voter suppression is influencing, or attempting to influence, an election by discouraging or completely disbarring an individual…