Confusion over the candidates binds both parties together

Written by Daniel Luksan, BDJ 464.5

ONONDAGA, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Voters give their opinions on the 2016 presidential election outside of the Onondaga County Town Hall. Although opinions on the candidates varied greatly, one opinion remained the same across the board, voters are confused. “Both of them are very confusing,” Mary Jo Scaia said. Scaia was one of many voters […]

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Polls Wind Down as Election Day Comes to an End

Written by Angelica Vasquez, BDJ 464.5

At the end of the election day polling at Liverpool library continued into the night as people came to cast their ballots. Polling site chairperson Diane Primerano described the flow of voters as steady, reaching nearly a thousand people. The dedication of voters that came out for this election was much greater than in years prior, and left workers like Primerano excited for the outcome.

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Election 2016

Written by Royce Dorman, BDJ 464.5

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Voters trickled through the Onondaga Free Library and the Town of Onondaga Town Hall Tuesday afternoon to vote for the person they wanted to be the next President of the United States.  The common thread, however, no one seemed to be too sure that either candidate was the right answer; […]

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Katko Earns Second Term

Written by Michelle Fenelon, BDJ 664.02

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 […]

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Spaghetti Brings Voters and Candidates Together

Written by Wilenie Sepulveda, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)- The 67th Annual Election Day Spaghetti Supper was held in the Catholic Academy at Our Lady of Pompeii church. This fundraising event was started by the Mom’s Club in order to feed the poll workers when the school was a polling spot and, at the same time, to raise some money […]

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Voters Think This Election is One for the Books

Written by Kelsey Snider, BDJ 664.02

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 […]

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Future Voters Express Their Own Views About This Year’s Election

Written by Aubrie Tolliver, BDJ 664.02

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 […]

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Voters Hit The Polls

Written by Steven Hill, BDJ 464.5

JORDAN-ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — After a long and heated campaign season, voters around the country headed to the polls to let their voices be heard Tuesday. With the highest office in the land at stake, this election brought out voters from all sides to cast their ballots. “I’ve been here long enough to […]

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Busy Election Day in LaFayette

Written by Jillian Lynch, BDJ 464.01

While it is still too early to say if today was a record-breaking day for voter turnout in the U.S., many counties across the country have reported extremely high numbers at the polls. The LaFayette commons Election Commissioner stated that 50 percent of all registered voters in the town of LaFayette had showed up to the polls before 4 p.m. this evening, and are expecting voters to continue to pile in until polls close tonight at 9 p.m.

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LaFayette Voters are Hopeful for Future Regardless of Election Outcome

Written by Remington Bennett, BDJ 464.01

LAFAYETTE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)—As the day comes to an end, residents of Upstate New York joined the rest of the country in voting in the 2016 presidential race. Whether it’s by themselves or with their families, residents of LaFayette lined up to cast their vote as the final part of their work day. Regardless of […]

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Value of Democracy, Not Candidates, Brings Elderly Veterans to the Polls

Written by Aodhan Doyle, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — On a beautiful Tuesday morning in Syracuse, an elderly African-American man in a United States Air Force hat used his cane to walk slowly up to the North Syracuse School District Offices to do something he’s done every four years since 1952. Hubert Robinson, 84, Syracuse, served in the […]

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Marcellus Residents Encourage People to Vote

Written by Amanda Brandell, BDJ 464.02

MARCELLUS N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Voters who entered the Marcellus Fire Department were eager to cast their ballots because they felt it was their duty to do so. As you entered the polling site, voters were met with smiles and the question: “Do you know what district you’re in?” After they signed in, they went […]

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Choosing the Best of the Worst

Written by Adam Friedman, BDJ 311.03, BDJ 364.03

Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — “There is no reason not vote,” is what John Driscoll said as he was leaving the voting booth at Elmcrest Children’s Center in Syracuse. New York polls are open until 9 p.m. tonight but according to the head of the polling place at Elmcrest Children’s Center a lot of people voted in […]

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Change of Conscience For Some Syracuse Voters

Written by John Dowling, BDJ 364.01

In the 2016 Presidential Election, the phrase “vote your conscience” has given voters pause. Syracuse native Larry Vallancourt feels that the ability to “vote your conscience” is a right exclusive to Americans. “We’re, I believe, the only country in the world… there are very few countries in the world that have the freedom to vote their conscience,” […]

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Election Day tradition continues at Our Lady of Pompei

Written by Alexandra Linan, BDJ/NEW 530.01

Syracuse, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Spaghetti continues to bring political rivals together on Election Day in Onondaga County. Our Lady of Pompei Church on Syracuse’s northside opened its door for the 67th year to anyone who wanted to enjoy a spaghetti meal with fellow community members. Loud music and long tables filled the basement […]

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Voters? They’re Just Glad It’s Over

Written by Kristen Edwards, BDJ 530.01

Camillus voters said the election has caused issues within their families. Some choose to avoid discussing the election altogether while others do not speak at all. Most are happy that Election Day has come and hope the end of the presidential campaign means an end to the divisiveness.

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Petit Branch Library Sees Turnout Early

Written by Erika Evleth, BDJ 364.03

Petit Branch Library sees one third of voters before 12:30 in the afternoon on Election Day. Polling specialist says turnout is not because of controversy surrounding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Syracuse residents in Skunk City make voting a family affair

Written by Cheyenne Lee, MNO 617.1, MNO 617.2

Residents of Skunk City, Syracuse, have banded together as families and as a larger community of eligible
voters for the 2016 presidential election. The turnout surprised Mundy Branch Library employees as dozens of people filed in to cast their vote.

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Camillus voters want this election to be over

Written by Rukayat Oloko, MNO 617.1, MNO 617.2

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – By early afternoon, more than 1,000 voters had shown up at the Camillus Elks Lodge polling station since polls opened at 6 a.m. Polling station manager Jill Rotella expressed her excitement that people have been showing up at the site to vote. Rotella had been at the site since it opened […]

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Democratic nominee Colleen Deacon finishes up campaign on Election Day

Written by Curtis Driscoll, MNO 617.2

Democratic Party Nominee Colleen Deacon appeared at the Syracuse Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to cast her vote on election day. She has had a busy campaign and has spent the last few weeks going to many events. She felt she ran a good campaign and is looking forward to hearing the results tonight.

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North of Normal Voter Turnout

Written by Jonathan Cerio, BDJ 530.01, BDJ 530.01, BDJ/NEW 530.01

This Election Day saw larger than normal voter turnout in North Syracuse this morning. Voters and volunteers weigh in on why that might be the case.

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Black women in Syracuse make voting a family affair

Written by Brianna Williams, MNO 617.2

Black women voters at the WCNY polling station made voting for the next presidential candidate a family affair. Syracuse residents brought family members from grandmothers to young daughters to witness their historic decision.

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Voters, Not All Too Happy, Still Turnout To The Polls

Written by Nicole Dementri, BDJ 464.03

by Nicole DeMentri and Nicholas McGowan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Faith Heritage School, located on Midland Ave, opened its doors for voters as students got the day off.  Voters and their families started to show up in greater numbers as the day went on, but many expressed they could not wait to put […]

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Rep. John Katko’s neighbors show support in Camillus

Written by Elliot Williams, MNO 617.2

Across the street from the polling station at Camillus Volunteer Fire Department, a group of seven enthusiastic friends and neighbors of U.S. Rep. John Katko waved American flags and posters in support of the Republican candidate for the 24th Congressional District.

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Voters try to focus on policies, not candidate personas this election

Written by Rashika Jaipuriar, BDJ 364.01

POMPEY, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Despite the novelty of this year’s presidential election, voters in upstate New York are finding a way to tune out the political “noise” and listen to their hearts. Mary Anne Silvernail, a high school teacher from Manlius, said although there was a lot of focus on candidate personalities, it comes down […]

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