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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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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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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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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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The United States Capitol Building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Student organizations at SBU comment on Capitol riots and Zeldin ties

Maya Brown January 24, 2021
Several student organizations at Stony Brook University have reacted to the U.S. Capitol building riot that occurred almost three weeks ago. Some have also supported calls for Rep. Lee Zeldin resignation, as a result of his reactions to the riot. 
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The Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 16

Juliana Slocum November 12, 2020
In this episode of the Weekly Wrap Up, editors discuss topics ranging from the winner of the 2020 presidential election, local elections, voter suppression, to art and music.
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Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris are projected to be the President and Vice President of the United States. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Joe Biden wins the presidency, Republicans win eastern Suffolk state elections, projected results show

Alek Lewis November 8, 2020
Former Vice President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden has been projected to defeat incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and become the next president of the United States of America, according to the Associated Press.
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Republican Elephant and the Democrat Donkey icons. Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff. Goroff alongside incumbent Lee Zeldin is on the ballot for the upcoming election.DONKEYHOTEY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

SBU Professor Nancy Goroff and incumbent Lee Zeldin vie for eastern Suffolk’s seat in Congress

Iryna Shkurhan November 3, 2020
In New York’s Congressional District 1, former Chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff (Democrat) and incumbent Lee Zeldin (Republican) are on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election. 
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Nancy Goroffs headshot from the Stony Brook University website. Goroff, a former Stony Brook chemistry professor, will be running against PHOTO CREDIT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Former SBU professor Nancy Goroff wins democratic primary, set to face Lee Zeldin in general election

Niki Nassiri and Sara Ruberg July 21, 2020
Nancy Goroff will compete with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin for a seat in the House of Representatives this November. If she were to defeat Zeldin this upcoming election, Goroff would become the first female Ph.D. scientist in Congress.
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New York voter registration papers distributed by Stony Brooks Vote Everywhere group in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook students show enthusiasm for midterm elections

Samantha Robinson November 4, 2018
Ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, The Statesman randomly surveyed 50 students around campus to get their take on this year’s midterm races.
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Editorial: Our commitment to unbiased news reporting

Editorial: Our commitment to unbiased news reporting

The Statesman October 14, 2018
The Statesman wholeheartedly denies any accusations of political bias within its News section, but in an attempt to be as transparent as possible, we would like to address some of the College Republicans’ concerns.
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