Topic: 2018 midterm elections

Swearer, Democracy Works facilitate in-state, absentee voter registration

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Swearer, Democracy Works facilitate in-state, absentee voter registration

December 7, 2018 0 comments

This year, the University hosted a voter registration and civic engagement initiative called the ALL IN Challenge, which encouraged absentee and in-state registration with an ultimate focus on turnout and was supported by the Swearer Center for Public Service.

Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

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Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

December 3, 2018 0 comments

The 2018 midterm elections happened about a month ago. Public engagement was high, but now that the results have all been tallied, it feels like political interest has died down on campus. This reflects a prevailing idea that a citizen’s job in a democracy starts and ends on Election Day.

William Tong ’95 won the general election by a margin of 5.7 percent. Tong previously served as a Connecticut state representative, during which he championed bills for gun control and criminal justice reform.

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Tong ’95 elected Connecticut’s first Asian-American attorney general

November 25, 2018 0 comments

In the early hours of Nov. 16, William Tong ’95 won the race to be Connecticut’s attorney general. Tong will be Connecticut’s first-ever Asian-American constitutional officer, the country’s second Asian-American state attorney general and the first elected Chinese-American state attorney general. 

Simshauser ’20: A retreat from the center

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Simshauser ’20: A retreat from the center

November 18, 2018 0 comments

As the final provisional ballots from the 2018 midterm elections are counted, and the forecasted Democratic wave in the House becomes more precise (most likely a gain of at least 37 seats), the electoral significance can be parsed.

Fall 2018 Herald poll results

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Fall 2018 Herald poll results

November 14, 2018 0 comments

Fall 2018 poll results can be found here.

Allums ’21: After November 6th

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Allums ’21: After November 6th

November 8, 2018 0 comments

In the midst of countless Brown students eagerly mailing their absentee ballots to their home states, the energy surrounding the midterm elections these past few weeks has been palpable.

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy cohosted a panel Wednesday that featured discussion surrounding midterm election results. Panelists included Professor of Political Science Juliet Hooker, who discussed the extent to which the media industry is responsible for countering fear-mongering tactics.

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Panel discusses impact of midterm elections

November 8, 2018 0 comments

A day after the midterm elections, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy co-hosted “The Impact of the Midterm Elections,” a panel featuring University professors from the political science department.

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Election day, by the numbers

November 4, 2018 0 comments
Gubernatorial candidate’s spokesperson resigns over offensive tweets

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Gubernatorial candidate’s spokesperson resigns over offensive tweets

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Andrew Augustus resigned as a spokesperson for Mayor of Cranston Allan Fung’s gubernatorial campaign after misogynistic and racist tweets from his time at Rhode Island College were discovered this week.

Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

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Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

November 2, 2018 0 comments

On Nov. 6, incumbent Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., will face off against Republican and former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders ’71 in the Rhode Island Senate midterm elections.