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    Young Voters: Who went to the polls, and who didn’t

    November 6th, 2018 – Midterm elections were underway all around the nation. Social media campaigns were issued to prompt voting, celebrities endorsed candidates and anyone and everyone was begging people to vote. The question, however, remains: did young people actually vote?   It is still too early to definitively tell the number of people who voted. Demographics like voter turnout are hard to precisely determine, but predictions and current data show positive outcomes. According to The New York Times, in an article published November 9th, there was an overall 138.8 million person increase in turnout. This was the first time that voter turnout for a midterm election topped 100 million;…

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    A Split Congress: Democrats Take the House and Republicans Hold Down the Senate

    The Nov. 6th, 2018 midterm elections have passed and the results are in. The “blue wave” that Democrats hoped would roll in to Capitol Hill did come to pass, but it did not have as much as an impact on the results as they would have liked.   Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, gaining 36 more seats and putting them at a 231 seat majority as compared to the 198 seats held by Republicans. The Republicans maintained the Senate by gaining one seat, putting them at a 51 seat majority against the 47 seats held by Democrats.   However, seven seats in the House of Representatives, two…