The Election is over… Now What?

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By Kealy Costigan ’19, Vote Everywhere Ambassador


So everyone told you to go out and vote and you did! Congratulations on performing your civic duty. But what comes next? Civic engagement does not end at the polls. Here are some highlights and issues to watch after the 2018 Midterm Election Cycle.

Midterm exit polls: Health care is top issue for voters” Benjy Marlin, NBC News

What was the top issue voters were concerned about this midterm cycle? According to polls, health care!

What happens now that Democrats will retake the House” By Rebecca Shabad, NBC News

The house is blue! Democrats won the majority in the House of Representatives. NBC News congressional reporter Rebecca Shabad predicts how this “blue wave” may affect President Trump’s legislative agenda.

The Investigations Trump Will Face Now That Democrats Control the House” By Adam Davidson, The New Yorker
How will a Democratic majority in the house affect the Russia investigation?

Meet the History-Makers of the 116th Congress” By Andrew Menezes, Roll Call

This election cycle was full of firsts! Check out these history making winners.

Here’s what you need to know about the Senate runoff election in pro-Trump Mississippi” By Jacob Pramuk, CNBC and “Stacey Abrams refuses to call Brian Kemp’s victory ‘legitimate’ but says it is ‘legal’” By Allan Smith, NBC News

Although Election Day is over, not all the results are decided. The Mississippi Senate seat is still up for grabs and only recently did Stacey Abrams end her candidacy for the governor’s seat in Georgia. However, Abrams does not consider Brian Kemp as the “legitimate” winner of the race and views the Georgia race as an example of how U.S. democracy is falling apart.

Concerned about these issues? The first step is to register to vote. It is never too late to fill out a registration at the CCAR office at Y31!