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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Meet and Greet sets stage for USG elections

Blake Westover Reporter February 24, 2021

Current Undergraduate Student Government members, candidates and students met to discuss plans for next academic year Tuesday night over Zoom. The event had over 20 participants and featured four rounds...

Leah Eberts poses with her “I Voted” sticker on Oct. 11, 2020. 

Kent State students talk absentee ballots, struggles with voting

Bronwyn Wain Reporter October 21, 2020

The 2018 midterm elections saw a massive surge in college student voting. Now, students are ensuring their voices will be heard in the 2020 presidential election by using absentee ballots. Senior nursing...

Coronavirus and the Primary Election – How safe are the polls?

Rachel Gross, TV2 Correspondent March 14, 2020

Should voters be worried about their health on Election Day? The simple answer is no, at least not for this election.Portage County Board of Election Deputy Director Terrie Nielson says that the polls...

USG members gather for their Wednesday meeting on February 12 as they discuss their current initiatives and vote on funding for different areas of interest.

USG advocates for students as election season is underway

Annie Zwisler Reporter February 14, 2020

Student advocacy is the main role of Undergraduate Student Government and continues to be as they prepare for this year’s election. The association of government and party lines is apparent in almost...

Candidates stand huddled around a monitor as they watch the results.

USG election results

Addie Gall March 15, 2018

This year, 2,287 students voted in the 2018-19 undergraduate student elections. Last year only 1,622 students voted, making this election a record voter turnout.Olivia Mullen, the USG chief of staff, said...

#Trumpgret expands, but not for all

Addie Gall February 3, 2018

#Trumpgret, a hashtag Donald Trump voters have used to express their unhappiness and disappointment via social media, has ballooned in popularity since Trump came into office.Trump has been president for...

Lucas Misera

Opinion: Kasich deserves our attention

Lucas Misera April 17, 2016

Midway through April, the Republican and Democratic races have seemed to reach a degree of inevitability. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is making a last-ditched effort to keep Trump away from the 1,208 delegate count,...

Lucas Misera

Opinion: Superdelegates contradict democracy

Lucas Misera April 10, 2016

A quirk in the Democratic National Convention’s method of electing the party’s presidential candidate is proving to be a burden on democracy.The DNC features superdelegates—a lesser-known element...

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown speaks to a group of students in Connie Schultz’s Writing Across Platforms class on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. KentWired Files.

Sen. Sherrod Brown says he doesn’t want to be VP

Skye McEowen March 30, 2016

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown talked to Kent State students Wednesday about the climate in the Senate, the possible outcomes of the election and his stance on potentially becoming vice president.“I’ve...

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to supporters at Winner Aviation in Vienna, Ohio, on Monday, March 14, 2016.

Police charge Trump campaign manager with battery

Steve Peoples and Terry Spencer, Associated Press March 29, 2016

Police charged Donald Trump's campaign manager with simple battery Tuesday as a videotaped altercation with a reporter transformed what was another messy campaign sideshow into a criminal court summons....

AP: Election Round Up

March 15, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donald Trump aimed to crush the White House hopes of two Republican rivals in Tuesday's primary elections in Florida and Ohio, the biggest prizes on a delegate-rich day of voting that...

Where to vote for Tuesday’s primary

Alyssa Schmitt March 13, 2016

With eight months until the November general election, it is time for Ohioans to vote in the primary election from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.The Portage County Board of Elections' website is available...

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