Wednesday, November 14

Brian Hamel, a political science Ph.D. candidate, said he sees the midterm results as a sign of a new trend of larger voter turnout, and expects even greater Democrat voter turnout in 2020. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Event helps students understand trends in midterm election results

A UCLA Ph.D. candidate said the increased voter turnout in last Tuesday’s midterm election was due to greater enthusiasm among voters. The UCLA Center for Liberal Arts and Free Institutions, along with the Bruin Political Union, co-hosted the event “Midterm Elections: What Happened and Why Does It Matter?” to explain the trends and patterns in the election results. Read more...

Brian Hamel, a political science Ph.D. candidate, said he sees the midterm results as a sign of a new trend of larger voter turnout, and expects even greater Democrat voter turnout in 2020. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

President Donald Trump said last week that he wanted to create an executive order that denied citizenship to those born in the United States whose parents were not citizens. (Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore)
President Donald Trump said last week that he wanted to create an executive order that denied citizenship to those born in the United States whose parents were not citizens. (Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore)

Gov. Jerry Brown requested the California wildfires be designated a major natural disaster by the federal government. This distinction grants the state more fiscal and physical aid. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Gov. Jerry Brown requested the California wildfires be designated a major natural disaster by the federal government. This distinction grants the state more fiscal and physical aid. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA is advising all residents to remain indoors due to poor air quality on account of the Woolsey fire, which started Thursday and has spread through Los Angeles and Ventura counties. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)
UCLA is advising all residents to remain indoors due to poor air quality on account of the Woolsey fire, which started Thursday and has spread through Los Angeles and Ventura counties. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Protesters Jim Smith (left), Loreen Ayer (center), and Ron Abraham (right) demonstrated at City Hall as part of a nationwide movement spanning over 900 locations. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)
Protesters Jim Smith (left), Loreen Ayer (center), and Ron Abraham (right) demonstrated at City Hall as part of a nationwide movement spanning over 900 locations. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Californians voted on 11 propositions. Proposition 6 failed, as California voters chose to protect the gas tax, but Proposition 10, which would have allowed local rent control, failed. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)
Californians voted on 11 propositions. Proposition 6 failed, as California voters chose to protect the gas tax, but Proposition 10, which would have allowed local rent control, failed. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Arden Levy, a co-director of BruinsVOTE!, said alumni brought their dog, Zeus, to a volunteer training. Zeus was given a BruinsVOTE! T-shirt and helped students register voters for the day. (Courtesy of Louise Weiss-Reitz)
Arden Levy, a co-director of BruinsVOTE!, said alumni brought their dog, Zeus, to a volunteer training. Zeus was given a BruinsVOTE! T-shirt and helped students register voters for the day. (Courtesy of Louise Weiss-Reitz)


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