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Democrats must utilize their Midterms success

Democrats must utilize their Midterms success

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 16, 2018

There was a blue wave, but it was no tsunami. Democrats won a majority in the U.S. House, but with continued Republican majority in the Senate, and a Republican Supreme Court. Midterm elections are often seen as a referendum on the president’s party, and with president Donald Trump’s approval rati...

Political influence by third parties is evident

Political influence by third parties is evident

Janavi Mehta, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Third parties seem too obscure for most people to bother with. Some may even see them as irrelevant. When half of all eligible voters don’t even vote for two classic parties, who’s going to go out of their way to familiarize themselves with third party candidates? Not many people ever do. Third parties are v...

Voter turnout needs growth

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Zain Hameed, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

Nearly half of eligible Americans don’t vote. No matter how many times I hear this, it always baffles me that so many people don’t take advantage of being a part of the democratic system. “No Taxation without Representation.” This, in a sense, is how our country started. Being able to vote...

Local elections are just as important as national ones and deserve people’s undivided attention

Local elections are just as important as national ones and deserve people’s undivided attention

Finn Williamson, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

At such a divisive time in politics, people often get caught up in large national elections and forget about local elections. These elections can have large impacts on the lives of citizens and are still overlooked. One of the first steps in taking political action is voting in local elections. The...

States vote pot this election

States vote pot this election

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

Planted within this election was a victory for a most unexpected candidate: weed. In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared that drug abuse was America’s biggest enemy and launched the controversial offensive known as the War on Drugs. This attack was centered on restricting supply and hoped to...

Donald Trump must consider plurality of voters

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

December 2, 2016

It’s funny that in an election where Donald Trump gave a megaphone to the “voiceless,” it feels like more than 66 million Americans lost their say overnight. In the waning hours of Election Day, I conceded that Trump would be the next president of the United States. I conceded that the Senate...

Community wants to fight voter ID law

Mae Wood, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016

Over 218,000 voters were denied the right to vote in the North Carolina primaries due to the state’s new voter ID laws. These changes have restricted a number of people living in North Carolina from voting for their preferred candidate. The outcome was that the Democratic winner was Hillary Clinton...

Low voter turnout impacted NC by turning away voters

The Editorial Board

March 25, 2016

On March 15, North Carolinians were given the first chance to weigh in on the presidential race as well as state and local races. Precincts around North Carolina opened their doors for the state primary. By this point, we all know that the Tar Heel State chose Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as its...

NC voters want Trump, Clinton

Meghana Iragavarapu, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

For the 2016 North Carolina primaries 2,302,076 out of 6,511,143 possible ballots were cast. On March 15, voters selected candidates for local, state and federal offices. With all 2,709 precincts reporting, Donald Trump won the Republican presidential primary with 40.24 percent of votes and Hillary...