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Category / Midterm Elections 2018

The midterms had record voter turnout. Should Snapchat get credit?

My partner’s arms are longer than mine, so, on election day this year, I made him take the #IVoted selfie.  Now, I’m not one for selfies, usually. But I decided to share my act of civic participation on social media earlier this month for two reasons. First, because I was genuinely jazzed to vote. It...CONTINUE READING

Russian hackers apparently left the midterms alone

The call is coming from inside the house. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and security experts say that Russian operatives did not significantly meddle in or hack the US midterm elections, according to the Wall Street Journal.  “At this time, we have no indication of compromise to our nation’s election infrastructure that would prevent...CONTINUE READING

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she can’t afford D.C. rent until she gets her first paycheck

The rent, even for incoming members of congress, is too damn high in Washington D.C. At 29-years-old, newly-elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York’s 14th Congressional District is the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. She says she also faces the same challenge a lot of people her age deal with: the...CONTINUE READING

Youth voter turnout spiked during the midterms. Now what?

When making sense of the youth voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections, there’s good news, bad news, and some more good news.  Early estimates show young people voted at historic rates. About 31 percent of people aged 18 to 29 voted in the midterms this year (a significant increase from 21 percent in 2014),...CONTINUE READING

Pornhub traffic in Washington DC skyrocketed on election night

Good job everyone: Americans took a break from looking at porn long enough to watch the midterm erection election results roll in.  According to Pornhub’s ever-insightful analytics, traffic in the United States was up as much as 20 percent on Tuesday morning.  The report theorizes that Americans jerked off early before hitting the polls, or...CONTINUE READING

‘Beautiful’ and ‘bittersweet’: Why the midterm elections should give you hope for America

After two years of waiting for the chance to rebuke President Trump and the Republican Party at the polls, voters from across the political spectrum finally got their chance Tuesday night.  By flipping the House, several statewide offices and legislatures, and hundreds of state legislature seats to Democratic control, voters sent an undeniable message: They...CONTINUE READING

Here’s where things stand with marijuana after the midterms

Cannabis is now legal in Michigan. It is the first state in the midwest to allow for the recreational use of marijuanaOther states that saw changes to cannabis laws include Utah and Missouri, both of which legalized medical use. North Dakota voters rejected legalizing it recreationally, however.   Read more…More about Mashable Video, Marijuana, Medical...CONTINUE READING

Trump throws tantrum at press conference, calls CNN’s Jim Acosta ‘a rude, terrible person’

Donald Trump has officially lost all patience with the media. At a White House press conference on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump first discussed the mixed midterm results in a flat tone. He then took questions, and things got testy quickly as he sparred with reporters — especially CNN’s Jim Acosta. From the moment Acosta began...CONTINUE READING

Dead pro-Trump pimp still manages to win election in Nevada

Proving the old adage that America is the land of opportunity where anything can happen, Dennis Hof, a Trump-loving brothel owner, won his race for Nevada state legislature on Tuesday night — despite the fact that he’s been dead for three weeks.  SEE ALSO: This election night Photoshop battle imagines wild political agendas Hof opened...CONTINUE READING
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