Shirley Carswell

Election 2018

Election Day Brings Steady Rain, Determined Voters

By Alexandria Frank Many voters in the eastern part of the U.S. awoke to a pouring rain on Election Day, but the nasty weather didn’t wash away people’s desire to be heard. At polling locations in Washington, voters still came out to perform their civic duty. The morning rain cleared up around noon, leaving the…

DeSantis Called Tallahassee the State’s “Most Crime-Ridden”City. Its Citizens (and Stats) Say Otherwise.
Election 2018

DeSantis Called Tallahassee the State’s “Most Crime-Ridden”City. Its Citizens (and Stats) Say Otherwise.

By Maya King TALLAHASSEE—Residents of Florida’s capital city are confused and offended by the way their city has been recently portrayed in the public sphere. Both President Trump and his disciple, gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, have described Tallahassee as “dangerous” and “corrupt,” citing a recent crime spike in Leon County. Those who actually live in…

More Are Casting Absentee Ballots. Is It Too Late For Me?
Election 2018

More Are Casting Absentee Ballots. Is It Too Late For Me?

By Alexandria Frank It’s Election Day and while some people are searching for the nearest polling station, many are belatedly scrambling to figure out how absentee ballots work. Absentee ballots are used by those who cannot go to the polls on Election Day and need their ballot mailed to them. If you haven’t requested one…

Are Voter ID Laws the New Poll Tax?
Election 2018

Are Voter ID Laws the New Poll Tax?

By Jessica O’Donnell WASHINGTON — As more states move to pass strict voter ID laws, cries of voter suppression have grown louder. But that’s not really new: Voter suppression in the U.S. is as old as the nation itself. From the beginning, white women and enslaved black people were barred from the polls. After the…

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