Democracy in Action is an Election Day project of the student journalists of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The 2016 election marks DIA’s seventh year of telling voters’ stories. Students on assignment represent all the journalism programs at the Newhouse school, including graduates and undergraduates in Broadcast and Digital Journalism; Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism, Multimedia, Photography and Design and students in our Military programs. We hope you enjoy everything you see, read and hear!
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — As the results of the 2016 election rolled in, Syracuse University’s Sheraton Hotel hosted a “Republican Victory Party.” Republicans from the Syracuse area filled the regency ballroom from wall to wall. Filled with smiles, laughter, and cheering as they watched the election unfold, voters said they were confident their […]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – As members of the Republican Party gathered for their victory celebration at the Sheraton Syracuse University hotel, loud cheers filled the ballroom throughout the night as results for the 2016 Presidential election poured in. However, one of the loudest celebrations of the night was not for Republican Presidential candidate […]
For one voter casting her ballot, election day is about more than supporting a particular candidate. It’s an opportunity to show her granddaughter the voting process.
Many Americans vote to fulfill their civic responsibility. But, in Syracuse, Election Day 2016 showed that it can be more than that. Several parents were seen bringing their children with them inside the polling place at the Elmcrest Children’s Center. One mother, in particular, brought her daughter in the hopes of adding another proud and dedicated voter to America’s future.
In a closely watched race, incumbent John Katko defeated Democrat Colleen Deacon in the 24th Congressional District.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Election day is usually a big day for this country and its voters, and this election is especially important because of the differences between two of the presidential candidates – Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D). A lot of voters think this election is one of the most important elections […]
Grown-ups were not the only ones at polls on Election Day. Many kids also followed their parents to polling sites and helped them exercise the right to vote.
SYRACUSE N.Y. (Democracy in Action)–Twitter fights, hostile debates and ambiguous speeches–this year’s presidential campaigns are arguably the most publicized in the history of the United States. So, it is not surprising that even the younger Americans have been drawn into the excitement. Six-year-old Mauriah Files from Syracuse knows who both the Democratic and Republican candidates are in this […]
FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Voters shuffled quickly in and out of Fayetteville’s Free Library to cast their ballots. Some voters expressed that they can’t wait until the election season is over and they’ve had enough. “This election season has been so bizarre,” voter Julie Parker said. Some voters are casting their ballots for […]
Lafayette residents said they were voting for their family’s future.
SKANEATELES, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — One Skaneateles teenager voted Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the first time. “I’m really excited that I get to have my values represented in the government,” Dana Leahy said. Even at 18 years old, Leahy said she understands the importance of every vote. “I think it’s really important for people […]
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