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Arizona (11 Electoral Votes)

Arizona (11 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


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Arizona is generally not a swing state. A Democrat has only once carried since 1948, and has produced two Republican presidential nominees since 1964 (Barry Goldwater and John McCain). So why might it swing Democratic now? The answer turns out to be that Trump, as many are aware, is not the avera...

Wisconsin (10 Electoral Votes)

Wisconsin (10 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


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As useful as the information can be, using primary and caucus results as a reference for how states will lean in the general election is difficult and unreliable for a couple of reasons: Primary turnout is pretty low, with combined primaries of both Democratic and the GOP being 28.5% of all eligibl...

Colorado (9 Electoral Votes)

Colorado (9 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


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It’s hard to compare numbers from the primary season in Colorado because Republicans didn’t really have a vote in the state. The GOP held precinct caucuses, but they did not affect delegate allocation. The results of the precinct caucuses aren’t readily available, so it’s hard to compare them ...

Nevada (6 Electoral Votes)

Nevada (6 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


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Like Iowa, three out of four US Representatives from Nevada are Republican. The Senate, however, tells a different story. Nevada is home to the current Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid. Reid has served in the Senate since 1987 and endorsed Clinton back in February. With that, Clinton may have an advantage...

Iowa (6 Electoral Votes)

Iowa (6 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


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Currently, Iowa is a mainly Republican state: both US senators are Republican-- Chuck Grassley is up for reelection this year, and polls indicate that he will likely retain his seat-- and three out of four of their US Representatives are Republican. Not only this, Senator Joni Ernst was one of Trump’s potent...

New Hampshire (4 Electoral Votes)

New Hampshire (4 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


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At four delegates, New Hampshire doesn’t have a lot to offer. However, several polls show Trump and Clinton neck and neck. Had Al Gore carried little New Hampshire in 2000, he would have won the election outright. Every electoral vote matters. That being said, Trump has some advantages in the Granite State....

Politicorner: Swing states

Politicorner: Swing states

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Swing states: constantly discussed during election seasons, and vital to any candidate’s success. But what are these so-called swing states? Why are they important? The term “swing state” refers to states that aren’t reliably Democratic or Republican during an election. Ten states have had swing...

Indiana unfolds: where does the race go from here?

Indiana unfolds: where does the race go from here?

Curtis Newton, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The 2016 Presidential Primary Election has been crazy since the start, but the May 3 Indiana Primary may have been the most wild one of the season. Donald Trump won, unsurprisingly, but Bernie Sanders swooped in an unexpected win on the Democratic side.   Most surprising of all, however, was Ted Cru...

The Hunt for the Silent Majority

The Hunt for the Silent Majority

Evan Sutton, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


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Donald Trump and his supporters stand by signs that say “The silent majority stands with Trump”. “The silent majority” is defined as an unspecific large group of people in a country that do not express their opinions publicly. This is most likely because of the bad rep and press Trump has got...

Quit too soon?

Quit too soon?

Curtis Newton, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have made many headlines after their victories throughout the primaries and caucuses. As the election progresses, it seems more and more likely that one of the two will take the nomination.   Upon inspecting the states won by Trump and Cruz, I noticed something stran...

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