Elections

Monitoring the Midterms: Why Arizona, Nevada and Florida are worth watching

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Have your students choose the most relevant and interesting races to watch in the 2018 midterm elections. They should start with their own local and state elections! Continue reading

Monitoring the Midterms: Manafort, Cohen and political corruption

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For the latest on the 2018 midterm elections, check out NewsHour Extra’s #MonitoringTheMidterms series, a set of classroom resources that encourages critical thinking among educators and students. Continue reading

Alabama Senate race: Why special elections matter

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On Tuesday, Alabama voters headed to the polls in a special election for U.S. Senate between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Poll results have been mixed, some putting Moore and others putting Jones ahead. Continue reading

Gerrymandering, or how drawing irregular lines can impact an election

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Most states have some rules for redrawing district lines, but cases of gerrymandering in order to give one party an electoral advantage over the other remain widespread. Continue reading

Monitoring the midterms: Down-ballot voting and the role of local and state elections

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Help students understand the importance of local elections and ballot measures with this lesson plan, which includes guidelines for examining a local voter’s guide. Continue reading

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