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Topic: Election

Brown students react to Super Tuesday results

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Brown students react to Super Tuesday results

March 5, 2020 1 comment

Voters in 14 states — from California to Maine — cast their ballots for their choice Democratic candidate March 3, when more than one third of all delegates for the Democratic National Convention were up for grabs on Super Tuesday.

Backed by endorsements from several progressive organizations, Goncalves overcame relatively low fundraising to win the Ward 1 Democratic primary. Because no Republicans or independents are registered, he will be the only candidate on the ballot for the April 7 special election, meaning the 25-year resident is virtually guaranteed to be Ward 1’s councilman.

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Goncalves ’13 MA ’15 wins Ward 1 Democratic primary

March 4, 2020 0 comments

John Goncalves ’13 MA’15 won the Democratic primary in Providence’s Ward 1 special election Tuesday by a wide margin. Goncalves, a 25-year resident of Ward 1, overcame challenges from Nick Cicchitelli, president of the Fox Point Neighborhood Association, and Anthony Santurri, owner of the Colosseum nightclub.

Bernie Sanders won a surprise victory in the 2016 Rhode Island Democratic contest, partly due to the state’s semi-open primary.

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Metro Recap: Reflections on Sanders’ 2016 Rhode Island win

March 2, 2020 0 comments

The nation’s smallest state voted big for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on April 26, 2016. Winning 54.7 percent of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 43.1 percent, Sanders emerged victorious in Rhode Island’s Democratic presidential primary even as Clinton scooped up wins in many neighboring states.

Rhode Island aims to avoid polling station issues for 2020

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Rhode Island aims to avoid polling station issues for 2020

March 2, 2020 0 comments

After the 2016 Rhode Island presidential primary left some voters confused about which polling locations were open, the location and number of polling stations for this April’s primary remain in question.

Governor Gina Raimondo endorsed former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg at an event early last month. She is the only current governor to support Bloomberg after his late entry into the race. Raimondo expressed approval of Bloomberg when she first ran for office in 2010.

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Some Rhode Island politicians endorse candidates, most refrain

March 2, 2020 1 comment

On the eve of Super Tuesday and two months before the Rhode Island primaries, most of Rhode Island’s prominent Democratic officials have not endorsed a presidential candidate. Those who have endorsed candidates are supporting a range of moderates.

Students struggle to register, request absentee ballots

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Students struggle to register, request absentee ballots

February 25, 2020 0 comments

As the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries continue, students attempting to request absentee ballots may already be too late, said Steve Pokorny, a program manager at the Swearer Center for Public Service.

GSC elects officers, reviews end-of-year report

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GSC elects officers, reviews end-of-year report

May 2, 2019 0 comments

In its last general body meeting of the semester Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council held elections for internal positions, heard presentations from guest speakers and received the executive board’s end-of-year report.

William Zhou ’20 (right) was elected UCS president Thursday night with 50.1 percent of the vote. Zhou currently serves as UCS vice president.

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Zhou ’20 elected UCS president

March 22, 2019 0 comments

William Zhou ’20 was elected president of the Undergraduate Council of Students and Julian De Georgia ’20 was chosen as chair of the Undergraduate Finance Board in this year’s elections.

Student elections process varies across Ivy League

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Student elections process varies across Ivy League

November 26, 2018 0 comments

In early March, the Undergraduate Council of Students’ Elections Board held information sessions for prospective candidates to fill the council’s highest positions.

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Graduate students consider potential unionization

November 15, 2018 0 comments

Polling stations for the graduate student unionization election opened Wednesday, giving eligible students the chance to decide after years of conversation whether or not to unionize.