2018 Midterm Elections


Tamonda GriffithsReporter

The 2018 midterm elections took place on Tuesday Nov. 6. An election party co-hosted by the College Democrats and College Republicans started at 7:30 p.m., and continued well past midnight.

Per final polling results, Democrat Ned Lamont won the Connecticut gubernatorial race this morning.

Justin Gendron, the president of the College Democrats, sat at the podium in the front of the lecture hall in Engleman A120, and cycled through livestreams of election coverage from News Channel 12, CNN and the New York Times.

Gendron said although turn out to his events on campus are generally low, he hoped – statewide – the voter turnout would be high. He said he believed New Haven and Bridgeport would carry the vote for Connecticut.

He said for the debate watch parties held earlier this semester the turnout was good.

“A lot of our people are in actual campaign parties, right now,” said Gendron. “Honestly, again I’d be happy with just three people.”

Kevin Doyle, the fundraising president of the College Republicans, said the Connecticut Democratic party for the past eight years has let the state down.

“I truly believe that Bob Stefanowski is the right choice to be the governor of Connecticut,” said Doyle, before the election results had been finalized. “Because we need to start running the state of Connecticut like a business.”

Photo Credit: Tamonda Griffiths

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