Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Some midterm races still up in the air

by Harvest Prude & Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/07/18, 11:57 am

Though the new balance of power in Congress was decided Tuesday, Republicans and Democrats were still waiting on a few too-close-to-call races Wednesday as they tallied their final seat counts in the House and Senate.

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Foreclosures, high humidity, and other voting irregularities

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich & Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/07/18, 12:14 am

UPDATE: Acts of nature stymied some voters Tuesday along with long lines and malfunctioning voting machines. High humidity in North Carolina prevented ballots from being fed into the tabulators in some precincts, according to local officials, who said the ballots were stored in emergency bins and would be counted as soon as possible. Damp weather caused malfunctions in scanners already struggling to handle two-page ballots in New York. Severe storms in Tennessee knocked down power lines, forcing voters to use paper ballots instead of electronic machines.

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Midterms: Higher-than-usual turnout expected

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/06/18, 12:27 pm

More than 30 million Americans have already voted in the midterm elections, which are expected to see unusually high voter turnout across the country. Midterms usually garner lower turnout than presidential election years, but this year might prove to be an exception, as voters use their ballots to voice approval or disapproval of President Donald Trump and his policies.

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