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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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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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A hand reaching out to put in a vote. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Every vote really does count.” Young voters feel a push to the polls in 2020

Steven Keehner November 1, 2020
Both Harvard Polls and what has already been observed in early voter turnout data show that decades of attempts to get young people to “rock the vote” may have finally paid off.
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A voting booth at a polling place in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. WYOFILE WYOFILE/FLICKER VIA CC BY 2.0

Voting is a privilege — just do it

Mike Adams November 4, 2018
Vote to make yourself heard over an army of people trying to shut down the conversation.
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Young voter turnout is no laughing matter

Joseph Konig October 31, 2014
Midterm elections in several states are coming up within the next weeks, but the interest and participation among millennials, including Stony Brook students, appears to be unnecessarily low.
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Congressional candidates voice positions in debate at Staller Center

Kelly Zegers October 29, 2014
Rep. Tim Bishop and his challenger, New York State Sen. Lee Zeldin, gave voters a chance to hear their positions on key issues of the midterm elections at the Staller Center on Monday, Oct. 27.
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President Bill Clinton speaks at university in support of Tim Bishop

Kelly Zegers October 23, 2014
President Bill Clinton encouraged Stony Brook University students to vote and spoke on behalf of the Tim Bishop congressional re-election campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
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The Midterm Elections may alter students financial packages. (PHOTO CREDIT : MCT CAMPUS)

Midterm Elections could change financial aid for all SBU students

Jonathon Kline October 7, 2014
An even more significant event will take place early this November: the midterm elections for the United States Senate, which could lead to a Republican dominated House of Representatives and Senate.
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Bill Clinton Promotes Get Out the Vote

Megan Spicer November 2, 2010

Former United States President Bill Clinton, joined by democratic congressional and current candidate Timothy Bishop (D-Southampton), spoke to the students on Wednesday, Oct. 27 about their futures and...

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