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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Decrease in midterm election turnout

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter December 8, 2022

Despite record spending on elections, the 2022 midterms marked an estimated overall decrease in the percentage of eligible voters that actually voted. This is a stark contrast from the 2018 midterms, which...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Crossfire: American democracy

Kyle Mathy and Natalie Comerford November 17, 2022

"The winner of the midterms: gerrymandering" - Kyle Mathy Alabama’s seventh and Louisiana’s second are the only congressional districts Democrats won in the two states on brutally gerrymandered...

A zero-sum game: The democratic politics of voter suppression

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist March 18, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increased awareness of voter accessibility, the 2020 election created opportunities for more voter turnout and participation. However, the election simultaneously gave...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

National youth voter turnout increases; Washington breaks 40-year turnout record

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter November 12, 2020

Though the full picture is still coming together, youth voter turnout is on pace to outstrip turnout levels in 2016. Tufts University CIRCLE projects that the final results will show that between 53–56...

What this record-breaking election can tell us

Ava Liponis, Columnist November 12, 2020

The 2020 election is finally over and broke quite a few records. Voters set a new record for early votes, casting 101 million pre-election ballots. This figure is roughly twice as high as the number of...

Photo contributed by Perry Dozier.

Republicans sweep Washington’s 16th Legislative District

Sean Gannon, News Editor November 5, 2020

Three Republicans — Perry Dozier, Mark Klicker and Skyler Rude — will represent Washington’s 16th Legislative District in the state Legislature in Olympia.  The district covers all of Walla Walla...

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