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The 2022 midterms and the red wave that wasn’t

Tim Giorlando November 9, 2022
#OPINION: House races across the nation have given surprises to the Democratic Party, from open races in North Carolina to incumbent seats in toss-up states.
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A graphic of the Jan 6 Capital Riot featuring, from the left: Former Georgia Governor Eric Greitens, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Former President Donald Trump, Representative Matthew Gaetz, and Former NFL Player Hershel Walker.ILLUSTRATED BY TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Let’s face it: Trump’s coming back (in spirit)

Tim Giorlando October 23, 2022
#OPINION: I wish I could say all of the candidates Trump endorsed this year lost tremendously. However, candidates who impersonate his rhetoric usually make it to the general election, clearly indicating that the seven years Trump has been relevant aren't a temporary stint. 
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New York should be preparing for the “red wave”

Sonya Gugliara October 23, 2022
#OPINION: Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin are neck and neck in the polls for New York governor. The term “red wave” is not some preposterous buzzword, but a fair reflection of the current state of New York politics.
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Stony Brook students scramble to finalize voting decisions

Saad Haroon October 23, 2022
With 2022 midterm elections swiftly approaching, Stony Brook University is ramping up its efforts to promote voter participation among students. Seawolves are no exception to the trend of high voter participation nationwide, as the university continues to emphasize voting for elections both on and off campus.
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The Center for Cvic Justice hosted a Community Dialogue in the Union Ballroom on Oct 19. Centered on the midterms and the national debt, the event was meant to encourage voter participation and engagement on current issues.SONYA GUGLIARA/THE STATESMAN

Center for Civic Justice hosts community dialogue to prepare students for midterm elections

Sonya Gugliara October 23, 2022
The Center for Civic Justice hosted its first community dialogue of the semester to inform students about the upcoming midterm elections and the national debt issue. 
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Midterm elections could hinge on four Long Island congressional races

Benjamin Amster October 23, 2022
Long Island’s four highly competitive congressional races are drawing considerable attention from both parties. Two districts on Long Island are favoring Republicans by just three points, and the other two districts are favoring Democrats by just two and five points.
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Voter booths lined up. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Voting access needs to be improved across the U.S.

Jennifer Ojilere October 23, 2022
#OPINION: Some states continue to suppress voters with restrictive bills limiting access to mail and absentee voting. Since every American experiences the voting process differently, not every single law works for everyone. At the same time, there are ways to improve voting access across the United States.
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Political Journalist Joe Pinion (left) and Senator Chuck Schumer (right). The candidates will be competing in New Yorks Senate race on November 8.  ILLUSTRATION BY TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Senate candidates in 2022 midterm elections

Nithilan Rajmohan October 19, 2022
Voters in New York will elect one senator this year, as Kirsten Gillibrand is not up for reelection. The candidates are incumbent four-term Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and Republican Joe Pinion.
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Councilwoman Bridget Fleming (left) and Nick Lalota (right). The candidates will be competing for New Yorks first district in the House of Representatives on November 8.ILLUSTRATION BY TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

House candidates in 2022 midterm elections

Nithilan Rajmohan October 19, 2022
The incumbent representative for New York's 1st District, Republican Lee Zeldin, is currently running for governor of New York. This leaves the seat open for two new candidates: Democratic nominee Bridget Fleming and Republican nominee Nick LaLota. 
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We need to treat election polls with skepticism

Viyang Hao October 16, 2022

Public opinion polling is a staple of elections. It's plastered onto cable news, newspapers and social media, making it hard to escape hearing about poll results. While it's fine to survey registered...

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The official logos for the Democratic and Republican Parties. ILLUSTRATED BY TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Ranked choice voting can solve the two-party system’s issues

Sara McGiff October 16, 2022
#OPINION: For a capitalist country that promotes choice in its consumers, the lack of choice in our nation's representatives should be causing outrage across the aisle. New York stands to benefit from an alternative political system called ranked-choice voting (RCV), which can offer solutions to the state's problems.
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