Elections

Gainesville City Hall. (Unmodified photo by Ebyabe used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/2m8wXNA)

Ahead of Election Day, an Inside Look at Gainesville’s City Commission Races

March 9, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

As I sat in the back of Pugh Hall at the University of Florida campus waiting for the candidates to pile in and answer the questions posed by the yet-to-be-seen moderator, I suddenly realized the scale of the election before me. The fifteen-odd people sitting in scattered groups across theRead More

Virginia’s 2017 Gubernatorial Race May Be Harbinger for Midterms

Virginia’s 2017 Gubernatorial Race May Be Harbinger for Midterms

February 20, 2017 at 1:44 am 0 comments

As the final bonfires of the 2016 campaign cycle come to a flickering close, two states are already gearing up for a set of gubernatorial races that will serve as a barometer for upcoming local and national elections. On November 7th, New Jersey and Virginia will hold their governor andRead More

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida. (via NASA/Paul E. Alers)

Sen. Nelson Faces Challenging 2018 Re-Election Bid as Gov. Scott Ponders Run

February 3, 2017 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

A majority of Democrats who face re-election to their Senate seats in 2018 are from states that President Donald J. Trump won, or nearly won – including the swing state of Florida. With both Trump and Senator Marco Rubio’s victories in the Sunshine State, Florida shone unmistakably red in the 2016 elections. The mainRead More

Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham (FL-02). (Public domain photo courtesy U.S. House of Representatives)

2018: An Early Look at Potential Florida Gubernatorial Candidates

January 18, 2017 at 11:42 am 0 comments

The 2018 race for the Florida governor’s mansion is beginning to ramp up as candidates, both declared and prospective, are beginning to make efforts to appeal to voters statewide. On the Democratic side, all-but-announced candidate Rep. Gwen Graham has taken several steps towards officially kicking off a run for theRead More

President Donald J. Trump. (Unmodified photo by Michael Vadon used under a Creative Commons license http://bit.ly/1xMszCg)

Trump’s Cabinet Compilation

January 18, 2017 at 11:36 am 0 comments

By now we all know that Donald Trump has won the election, surprising not only his opponents, but also many of his supporters, as Hillary was largely presumed to be the expected victor. Since his win, a significant portion of my social media news feed has been laden with apocalyptic-tonedRead More

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