Elections

2020: An Early Look at Potential Democratic Contenders

2020: An Early Look at Potential Democratic Contenders

January 3, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

With the 2016 presidential election officially in the books, and about half of voters dissatisfied with the outcome, many are looking to the next quadrennial contest for solace. Luckily, for them, 2020 will come and a fresh slate of candidates will attempt to make Donald Trump a one-term president. AmericansRead More

DNC Chairmanship Race Heats up as Perez Enters the Fray

DNC Chairmanship Race Heats up as Perez Enters the Fray

December 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

A race that many are considering to be a referendum on the Democratic Party establishment’s will to change in the aftermath of a disastrous 2016 election cycle just got more interesting. On Thursday, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez officially announced his bid to become the next Chairman of the DemocraticRead More

How the Media Won the Presidential Election

December 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm 0 comments

By: Rachel Reh The results of the 2016 presidential election devastated Democratic candidates, refuted the structure of campaigns, and revitalized an electorate of blue-collar, conservative men and women whom refused to elect a career politician. Donald Trump emerged as the President Elect on the night of November 8th, in spiteRead More

Pelosi Survives Leadership Election

Pelosi Survives Leadership Election

December 1, 2016 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

After weeks of drama that saw U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s future as the top official in the lower chamber’s Democratic Caucus come into question, the matter has finally been settled. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Pelosi defeated underdog challenger Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan by a margin of 134-63. Realistically,Read More

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Donald Trump was Right: The Election was Rigged

November 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry While hosting rallies on the campaign trail, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump consistently riled his crowds with cries of voter fraud and a rigged election. It turns out he was right about a rigged election – just not in the way many might have thought. Donald Trump won the election with 306 electoralRead More

The Alachua County NAACP is offering free rides to voters on election day. Black votes across the state are up compared to 2012. (Ramsey Touchberry/WUFT News)

Florida NAACP Chapters Offer Free Rides to Polls

November 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry Gainesville, Fla. – The Alachua County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be offering voters free rides to their nearest polling locations tomorrow. Thirty to forty volunteers with the Alachua County NAACP will use their own vehicles to drive voters to the polls,Read More

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Electoral College Map: Trump’s Paths to Victory Narrow

November 6, 2016 at 4:51 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry With only a few days left until the presidential election, nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are hitting the campaign trail hard. With only three more scheduled stops in Ohio, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, the former Secretary of State’s schedule is far less busy than Trump’s. TrumpRead More

The Alachua County NAACP is offering free rides to voters on election day. Black votes across the state are up compared to 2012. (Ramsey Touchberry/WUFT News)

An analysis of voter fraud and Trump’s ‘rigged’ election claims

November 5, 2016 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been using a new campaign strategy. “Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!” Trump tweeted on Oct. 17. Just the day before, heRead More

Florida U.S. Senate Race Enters Homestretch

Florida U.S. Senate Race Enters Homestretch

November 1, 2016 at 11:56 am 0 comments

As most of the nation’s attention continues to focus on the presidential race, the showdown for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat is entering a crucial period with just over one week remaining until Election Day. The incumbent Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who initially refused to run for reelection as he ranRead More

Florida Votes 2016: Dixie County Schools Superintendent

Florida Votes 2016: Dixie County Schools Superintendent

November 1, 2016 at 11:49 am 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry Dixie County residents will be heading to the polls this November to decide who will become their new superintendent of schools. The candidates for the open seat are: Jim Green Jr., Cheryl Pridgeon and Mike Thomas. Jim Green Jr. Green is an ordained minister who was bornRead More