Sunday, May 31

Midterm elections result in Democrats taking House while Republicans keep Senate

This post was updated Nov. 7 at 4:04 p.m. Democrats won control of the House of Representatives by a wide margin while the Republican Party maintained control and added seats in the Senate. Read more...

Photo: 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)


BruinsVOTE! campaigns to register as many students as possible for midterms

A voter registration campaign made up of student activists, student government members and a dog named Zeus has registered roughly 3,000 students to vote for the midterm election. Read more...

Photo: 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)


Swing districts in California could tip scale in favor of Democrats in U.S. House

California’s numerous swing districts could play a significant role in determining partisan control of the U.S. House of Representatives during the elections Tuesday. The state has several House seats that are currently held by Republicans but could go to either party, said Mark Peterson, a UCLA professor of public policy, political science and law. Read more...

Photo: The United States Capitol is the home of the U.S. Congress. Partisan control of the House of Representatives could depend on the outcome of various swing races in California, which currently has 14 seats held by Republicans and 39 seats held by Democrats. (Creative Commons photo by Neutrality via Wikimedia Commons)


Breakdown of the Nov. 6 ballot propositions and measures

Voters in Los Angeles will vote on 11 statewide propositions, three city constitutional amendments and one countywide measure Tuesday. Here’s some information on all of them: Proposition 1 Proposition 1, officially called the Housing Programs and Veterans’ Loan Bond, would authorize the state to sell $4 billion in bonds to fund affordable housing programs. Read more...



Democrats, Republicans contest swing districts in crucial congressional races

California Democrats are fighting to flip many Republican-controlled congressional seats in swing districts of Southern California, while Republicans are trying to keep those seats. Matt Fleming, communications director for the Republican Party of California, said CAGOP has seven top-priority congressional seats, including the 10th, 21st, 39th, 45th and 48th districts. Read more...

Photo: (Angela Song/Daily Bruin senior staff)


UCLA community members consider ramifications of Harvard admissions lawsuit

This post was updated Nov. 3 at 8:42 p.m. Members of the UCLA community said they think an ongoing federal case in Boston concerning affirmative action and college admissions could have consequences on race relations in America. Read more...

Photo: The gates to Harvard. UCLA alumni and faculty said they think Harvard’s ongoing federal case concerning affirmative action in admissions will have a national impact. (Courtesy of Sackton)



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