Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Rumors about Russian involvement in the presidential election have been circulating as long ago as last summer. Now, however, there is more evidence that Russian hackers, under orders from President Vladimir Putin, interfered in the election by breaking into the computers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and spreading propaganda and fake news stories. New […]

Electoral College Secures Trump Victory

Electoral College Secures Trump Victory

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at what happened when the Electoral College actually cast their official votes on Monday. On Monday, the 538 members of the Electoral College met in capital cities across the nation to vote in favor of electing Donald Trump as the next president. A […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

Election Recount Effort Stalls

Election Recount Effort Stalls

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at what happened with Dr. Jill Stein’s election recount efforts. The presidential election recount initiated recently by former Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein has stalled. Citing potential vote tampering and interference, Dr. Stein began recount efforts in three key battleground states: Michigan, […]

Meet (Some of) the Trump Cabinet

Meet (Some of) the Trump Cabinet

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we begin to examine some of the top advisor picks made by President-elect Donald Trump. On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump appointed three new members of his cabinet, bringing the total to five as of the weekend. Retired General Mike Flynn has been appointed to the post […]

Stuff YOU Should Know: Election Edition

Stuff YOU Should Know: Election Edition

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Protests Rock U.S. Cities In the wake of last Tuesday’s presidential election, protests have occurred around the United States as thousands of people voice their anger about the election results. Throughout the country, protesters have expressed their outrage with Donald Trump’s stand on women, minorities, immigrants, and Muslims during his campaign. Outside Trump Tower in New […]

What Happened on Election Night?

What Happened on Election Night?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

One of the most surprising things about Donald Trump’s victory on Tuesday night was that few people expected it: almost all of the polls leading up to the election predicted that Hillary Clinton would be the decisive winner. So why did they get their predictions so wrong? Exit polls are a national survey of voters. […]

The Trump Presidency Transition Plan

The Trump Presidency Transition Plan

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we look ahead to the changes proposed by the incoming Trump Administration. Now that the unexpectedness of the election result has settled, people are beginning to look ahead to January 20–the day president-elect Donald Trump will take office–and imagine what a Trump presidency will actually look like. […]

UPDATED! Women Poised to Make Gains in Congress

UPDATED! Women Poised to Make Gains in Congress

Hillary Clinton is not the only woman who hopes to make history on November 8. The number of women in Congress is likely to reach record highs as well. Female candidates will benefit from running alongside Democratic nominee Clinton, and offensive remarks made by Republican candidate Donald Trump may give women an additional boost as well. […]

2016 Election Night Time Line

2016 Election Night Time Line

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Top Stories | No Comments

Tonight, on the Election Central Web site, we are keeping track of the ongoing presidential election results as each state poll closes and the number of electoral votes are counted. We’ll be updating our time line throughout the night–and tomorrow (if needed?). So keep checking back and refresh your link to learn the latest. To learn […]